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Porter's Perfection cider apple trees

  • Pick: Late-season
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Uses: Cider 
  • Disease-resistance: Good

Porter's Perfection is a 19th century English cider variety producing a bittersharp juice.

Shipping starts in March 2015.

Porter's Perfection cider apple trees for sale

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
Small  (6ft - 9ft after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Bud. 9 rootstock  (dwarf) $29.00 Sold outalert me
Small  (6ft - 9ft after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - G.11 rootstock  (dwarf) $32.00
Small  (6ft - 9ft after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - G.41 rootstock  (dwarf) $32.00
Medium  (8ft - 10ft after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - G.935 rootstock  (semi-dwarf) $32.00 Sold outalert me
Large  (9ft - 12ft after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - G.222 rootstock  (semi-vigorous)less than 5 in stock $33.00
Large  (9ft - 12ft after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - G.30 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 Porter's Perfection

    Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 2?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Large?
  • Bearing regularity: Biennial tendency?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?

    Uses

  • Picking season: Late?
  • Flavour quality: Good?
  • Good for hard cider
  • Juice style: Bittersharp (cider)

    Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1800 - 1849
  • Fruit colour: Orange flush
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Rarely grown?

    Climate

  • Temperate climates


Pollination guide for Porter's Perfection

Porter's Perfection is in flowering group 2. Porter's Perfection 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.

How to grow Porter's Perfection cider apple trees

Porter's Perfection can lapse into bienneial bearing with age. This can be addressed by heavily thinning the fruitlets in late spring in the "on" year.


Historical details

Somerset, England - 19th century.


Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Porter's Perfection'




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