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Ross On Wye Handsome Norman
Ross On Wye Handsome Norman
Ross On Wye Handsome Norman
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Handsome Norman

Ross On Wye

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Around ten years ago we planted our Bridgewell orchard, comprising of around 21 varieties across 46 trees. We have three trees of a variety we planted as "Belle Norman." But the history of this variety is more confusing than you might first guess. Hogg & Bull in their 1885 'The Herefordshire Pomona' did include the variety 'Handsome Hereford', with a synonym of Belle Norman, but the variety they describe is not an exact match for our apples. Liz Copas in her 'A Somerset Pomona' describes a 'Bell Apple' aka 'Sweet Sheep's Nose' which is so similar but had one or two crucially different features. Ray Williams, behind the 'Bulmer's Pomona' also lists Belle Norman, with the synonym Handsome... But also Perthyre! A Monmouthshire variety - or so we all think? So is our apple from Herefordshire, Somerset, Monmouthshire, or even Normandy? I can't be sure yet. We will have to check DNA fingerprinting to find a match. In the meantime, for the 240 bottles comprising our first ever single variety from this apple, then my own Handsome Norman can provide the name. Oh and as for taste... Maybe it's the sun talking, but to me this might be the closest cider has ever come to Lilt. Fruity, refreshing, delicious.

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