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Hunthouse apple

Hunthouse is a primitive green culinary apple, with a simple acid flavour.  The tree is notably small, but very productive.

Hunthouse originates from the area of Whitby on the North Sea coast of England.  The climate of this area is particularly harsh for growing apples, with a relatively short growing season, fairly low light levels, and strong winds.  Although there are far better apples, few are as hardy or productive in such tough conditions.

USDA identification images for Hunthouse

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

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    United Kingdom


    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
    • Originates from: Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom


    • Country of origin: United Kingdom


    • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
    • Flavour quality: Average
    • Flavour style (apples): Sharper
    • Cropping: Heavy
    • Food uses: Culinary


    • Gardening skill: Beginner
    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile

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