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Sops in Wine apple


Sops in Wine, or Sops of Wine, appears to have been a name used for any old English apple which had a red-stained flesh.



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Harvest records for this variety

2016 season

  • September  2016  - tree owned by Elaine in Mold, United Kingdom

2015 season

  • 3rd week July  2015  - tree owned by Katie in Mahomet, United States
  • June  2015  - tree owned by Roger in Madison Heights, United States

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Originates from: England, United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 1832
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1917
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1992-133

Using

  • Uses: Cooking
  • Uses: Hard cider
  • Flavour style: Sharper
  • Harvest period: Early season
  • Use / keeping: 2-3 weeks

Growing

  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Flowering period: Mid season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Vigour: Large
  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Precocity: Precocious
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
  • General disease resistance: Average

Climate

  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
  • Climate suitability: Tolerates cold winters

Diseases

  • Canker  - Some resistance
  • Scab  - Some susceptibility


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References

  • A guide to the orchard and kitchen garden (1968)
    Author: Lindley
    A culinary apple in October - November. Juice sweet but not rich. Blood colour skin. Flesh soft white, tinctured with pale red to the core.
  • Apples of England (1948)
    Author: Taylor


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