Herefordshire Beefing Apple tree – Season:
Pick from the tree in early-mid Octrober; will store until late December.
Herefordshire Beefing - appearance:
Handsome, medium small-medium green-yellow often completely or almost completely covered with deep red stippling.
Empire apple trees – flavour:
Semi-sharp at first, becoming sweeter with storage.
Versatile; a culinary apple first and foremost but can suit dessert later in life and also ideal for juicing and cider making. Good for slicing and tarts.
Cropping & Growth
Medium vigour, upright grower.
Herefordshire Beefing - Pollination: ‘B’ Pollination group, so use varieties with the same or adjacent pollinating prefixes. Good pollinators for this variety include:
Tree sizes for Herefordshire Beefing apple trees:
M27 is a miniature stock, ideal for very small gardens, pots on the patio etc. Grows to around 180cm’s. Good hearty soil is preferred.
M9 is classed as dwarfing and a good intermiate stock. Matures to 200cm’s plus with a similar spread. M9 is heavy cropping and promotes larger fruits, but needs permanent staking and good soil.
M26 stock Is classed as semi-dwarfing. Does well on poorer soil. Reaches 300cm’s+ with the same spread.
MM106 is vigorous and the best choice for where a larger ‘orchard sized’ tree is required. Grows 4m+ with the same spread and suitable for most soils.