Variety: Foxwhelp (1664)
Photo - Markus Hagenlocher (via Wikimedia Commons)
Vintage Virginia Apples
A red sport of the old English cider variety ‘Foxwhelp’. Foxwhelp is considered one of the premier cider making apples. Produces a bittersharp cider.
[Source: UK National Fruit Collection ]
Fruit: size large, 80-90 mm, one of largest cider cultivars; skin 40-80% red, dull stripe, not attractive; shape round- oblate; flesh semifirm, cream colored; flavor slightly acid, astringent; eating quality poor; harvest season early September, 1 week before Delicious. Tree: non-precocious cropping; low productivity; fruits drop before ripe; leaf mottling, symptoms of apple mosaic virus. Cider.
[Source: USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/acc/display.pl?1014598 (10 December 2006) ]