Cider apple trees

In the USA hard cider has traditionally been made from mainstream apples that also have good juice qualities, such as Winesap, and / or with crab-apples such as Hewe's. However in Europe the tradition is to use apple varieties that are often unpalatable for eating fresh, but have juice with high levels of tannins. These varieties are becoming very popular amongst the new wave of American cider enthusiasts.

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