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FOXWHELP is an English cider variety that probably appeared in the 17th century in Gloucester, and was rapidly planted in Hereford, as well. It is said to have been found near a fox den, hence the name. Of medium vigor, the tree blooms early. The fruit is a bright-red that produces a musky cider of intense aroma. Although marketed as a vintage cider, it also was used to give body and flavor to blends. There are numerous Foxwhelps: Red, Improved, Broxwood, Bulmers to name a few.