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Nehou Apple on G.11 (Spring 2022)


A traditional bittersweet cider apple from France.

This medium-sized tree has a round head of dense twiggy growth, it crops heavily, and it has a strong biennial tendency. It is susceptible to scab and very susceptible to fireblight. Nehou is a triploid and two diploid pollenizers should be present for full fertility. Used exclusively for cider, this apple is not suitable for fresh eating.

The fruit is a dull pink striped over a green-yellow background. When ripe it becomes greasy and butter yellow. It is somewhat russeted and tends to cracking. The flesh is spongy and cream colored, and the juice is astringent, yielding a cider that is bittersweet. The fruit tends to drop as it ripens. (From WSU: Tannin (percent tannic acid): 0.34; Acid (percent malic acid): 0.32; pH: 4.10; SG: 1.056; oBrix  14.0.)

Nehou was brought to Herefordshire, England from France by H. P. Bulmer & Co. in the mid 20th century. It came to America in 1949.

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This medium-sized tree has a round head of dense twiggy growth, it crops heavily, and it has a strong biennial tendency. It is susceptible to scab and very susceptible to fireblight. Nehou is a triploid and two diploid pollenizers should be present for full fertility. Used exclusively for cider, this apple is not suitable for fresh eating.

The fruit is a dull pink striped over a green-yellow background. When ripe it becomes greasy and butter yellow. It is somewhat russeted and tends to cracking. The flesh is spongy and cream colored, and the juice is astringent, yielding a cider that is bittersweet. The fruit tends to drop as it ripens. (From WSU: Tannin (percent tannic acid): 0.34; Acid (percent malic acid): 0.32; pH: 4.10; SG: 1.056; oBrix  14.0.)

Nehou was brought to Herefordshire, England from France by H. P. Bulmer & Co. in the mid 20th century. It came to America in 1949.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Heirloom, Cider, Hot-Climate

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: cider
Cider classification: bittersweet
Storage duration: less than one month (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: yellow
Flesh color: cream

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin: France
Introduced in:
Introduced by:

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 8
Chill hours: 0
Ripening date: Sep 22 (approximate, in New York State) + 7 days after McIntosh

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: G.11 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Dwarf (25% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 8'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Fireblight: Very Susceptible
Apple Scab: Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 2
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? N
Ploidy: Triploid
Rootstock size class: Dwarf (25% of Standard)

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