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Hanwell Souring

Apple - Oxfordshire Heritage

Hanwell Souring


Apple - Oxfordshire Heritage


Mid October



Planting Position


A late culinary apple known since the early 19th century. It originated at Hanwell, near Banbury, and was once grown all over Warwickshire and the West Midlands. Hogg, in his Fruit Manual, called it a ‘first rate kitchen apple’, and its crisp greenish flesh was valued by those who enjoyed a sharp cooking apple. The apples will last into the New Year, staying rich and acid, but a bit sweeter and more lemony, cooking to a purée. Moderately vigorous trees, with a spreading habit.

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