Hereford Beefing Apple


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Hereford Beefing Apple
Herefordshire origins, a very old variety from the 170'0's which suits widely varying applications - standard culinary use, juicing, cider or as a dessert late on. October-December season, sometimes later.

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Herefordshire 1700’s.

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:

Charles Ross

Carlisle Codlin


Arthur Turner

Golden Noble


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.

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