Porter's Perfection cider apple trees

Porter's Perfection

Porter's Perfection is a 19th century English cider variety producing a bittersharp juice. The juice quality is very good, but it is best used as a blend with other varieties.

Porter's Perfection cider apple trees for sale

Item
Mature height
Price
Quantity
1-year Porter's Perfection cider apple trees bare-root
Small (6ft-9ft) mature height
$29.00
1-year Porter's Perfection cider apple trees bare-root
Medium (8ft-12ft) mature height
$29.00
1-year Porter's Perfection cider apple trees bare-root
Medium (8ft-12ft) mature height
$29.00

We are between seasons at the moment. You can pre-order trees now for delivery when the new season starts (fall for warmer zones, or next spring), you won't be asked to pay until nearer the time.


How to grow

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. However in other respects this is an easy tree to grow, and one of the more disease-resistant of English cider varieties.

Historical details

Somerset, England - 19th century.

Porter's Perfection characteristics

Using

  • Picking season: Late
  • Uses: Hard cider
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Keeping (of fruit): 2-3 weeks
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Juice style: Bittersharp (cider)
  • Specific gravity: 1054
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 5
  • Pollinating others: Average
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Vigorous
  • Bearing regularity: Biennial tendency
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer

Problems

  • Disease resistance: Good
  • Canker: Some resistance
  • Scab: Some resistance

Climate

  • Cold hardiness (USDA): (5) -20F / -29C
  • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F)

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1800 - 1849
  • Fruit colour: Orange flush
  • Fruit size: Average