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Apple Tree - Norfolk Beefing

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Origin: Norfolk, 1600s

Apple Taste: Rich, delicious baked

Type: Culinary / Dessert

This item has seasonality November-March and will only be shipped during this time.

Apple Tree - Norfolk Beefing

Origin: Norfolk, late 1600s
Apple Taste: Rich, delicious baked
Type: Culinary / Dessert
Flowering Group : 3
Rootstock: M106
Size : Maiden
Harvest: October
Vigour : High

The Norfolk Beefing, or Biffin, is first documented in Robert Walpole's Mannington Estate records from 1698. It was all the rage among Victorians; Dickens mentioned them several times and we still have recipes specifying them. Norfolk Beefings were typically baked at low temperatures, often in bread ovens after the bread was taken out. Norwich bakers used to send them to London by cart, then train.

By the early 1900s they were much less popular, for reasons that aren't clear. Many are still found around Norfolk, however. They are vigorous trees with attractive blossom.

Supplier : R.V. Roger Ltd.
We donate half of our profit on sales of Norfolk Beefing apple trees to Common Ground

See our section on Pollination Groups to help you select your apple trees.
The rootstock for all our apple trees is the most vigorous available. Please refer to our size guide for details.
All our apple trees are bare root. At the height of the lifting season there may be up to a month's delay between placing the order and dispatching due to pressure of orders, which are dealt with in date sequence, and the weather. Orders for apple trees taken from March to September are confirmed prior to dispatch from November. Please note there is an overall minimum order size of £50.