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Herefordshire Redstreak cider apple trees

  • Pick: Very late-season
  • Flowering group: 5
  • Uses: Cider 

Herefordshire Redstreak is an old English hard cider apple variety which produces a bittersharp juice.

Cider produced from this variety often has a red tint and is capable of achieving a high alcohol content.

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Herefordshire Redstreak cider apple trees for sale

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
Small  (6ft - 9ft after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - G.11 rootstock  (dwarf) $32.00 Sold outalert me
Medium  (8ft - 10ft after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - G.935 rootstock  (semi-dwarf) $32.00 Sold outalert me
Medium  (8ft - 10ft after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - G.202 rootstock  (semi-dwarf) $32.00 Sold outalert me
Large  (9ft - 12ft after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - G11/MM111 rootstock  (semi-vigorous) $32.00 Sold outalert me

Delivery discounts. Prices are for individual trees excluding delivery. There is no minimum quantity but it is cost effective to order in multiples of 4 trees.

Delivery period: Trees are delivered in March and April. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in a warm zone (e.g. Southern California, Alabama etc.) Fall delivery is possible. More details on our spring shipping schedule by state.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime - see our Tree Height Calculator.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

Summary features of Herefordshire Redstreak

    Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 5?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Canker: Some susceptibility?

    Uses

  • Picking season: Very late?
  • Flavour quality: Very good?
  • Good for hard cider
  • Juice style: Bittersweet (cider)

    Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1650 - 1699
  • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Rarely grown?

    Climate

  • Temperate climates


Pollination guide for Herefordshire Redstreak

Herefordshire Redstreak is in flowering group 5. Herefordshire Redstreak is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby. Like all cider-apple varieties it can also be pollinated by most other apple varieties or crab-apples flowering at the same time.


Historical details

Herefordshire Redstreak was raised from a pip by Lord Scudamore, who owned an estate in Herefordshire in the 17th century. It is possible that he obtained pips from France, since he was Charles I's ambassador from about 1634. Although Lord Scudamore lost his estate during the English Civil War, the variety continued to be known locally as Scudamore's Crab.

Redstreak quickly became a very successful and popular cider variety, on account of its attractive red juice, and high alcohol content.

For about 100 years Redstreak was the pre-eminent English cider variety, but production declined rapidly towards the end of the 18th century, as cider became unfashionable. However Herefordshire Redstreak remains popular amongst modern cider enthusiasts, both for its excellent juice qualities and for its historical interest.


Botanical name

Malus domestica Herefordshire Redstreak




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