Apple trees for hard cider

Apple varieties including traditional hard cider and crab-apples which can be used for hard-cider.

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    Arkansas Black is an unusual and attractive apple, used as a winter apple after maturing in a cold store.

    • Picking seasonLate
    • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
    • UsesEating fresh
    • UsesCooking
    • UsesJuice
    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group3
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    A traditional French bittersweet cider variety, with some resistance to fireblight.

    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group4
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    A popular traditional French hard cider variety.

    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillSome needed
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group4
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    Bramley is the essential English cooking and sharp cider apple, famous for its rich tangy acidity.

    • Picking seasonLate
    • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
    • UsesCooking
    • UsesTraditional cooker
    • UsesJuice
    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group3
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    A traditional English bittersweet cider apple.

    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group6
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    Brown's Apple is a traditional English cider apple variety producing a sharp juice.

    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group5
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    A traditional English bittersweet cider apple.

    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillSome needed
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group3
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    A mid-season apple variety with a good flavor, and good for juicing.

    • Picking seasonMid
    • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
    • UsesEating fresh
    • UsesJuice
    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group3
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    One of the world's great cooking apples, Calville Blanc is a French variety with a spicy tangy flavor.

    • Picking seasonLate
    • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
    • UsesCooking
    • UsesTraditional cooker
    • UsesJuice
    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group4
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    A large-fruited cold-hardy crab-apple.

    • Picking seasonMid
    • UsesEating fresh
    • UsesCooking
    • UsesJuice
    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillSuitable for beginners
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group3
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    Chisel Jersey is a traditional English hard cider apple variety, producing a bittersweet juice.

    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group6
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    A hard-cider apple variety from Spain.

    • UsesHard cider
    • Pollination group5
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    Dabinett is a traditional English cider apple variety, producing a bittersweet juice.

    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillSuitable for beginners
    • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
    • Pollination group6
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    A traditional French bittersharp cider apple variety.

    • UsesHard cider
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    Ellis Bitter is a traditional and popular English cider apple, producing a bittersweet juice.

    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group5
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    Frequin Rouge is one of the most important of the traditional French hard-cider apple varieties.

    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group4
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    A large-fruited red-fleshed crab apple, useful for cider blends.

    • Picking seasonEarly
    • UsesCooking
    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
    • Pollination group3
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    A bittersharp cider apple variety, found at the USDA repository at Geneva, but probably of English origin.

    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group4
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    Golden Russet is an antique apple from New York, considered the best-flavored of American russets.

    • Picking seasonLate
    • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
    • UsesEating fresh
    • UsesCooking
    • UsesJuice
    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group2
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    GoldRush is a modern disease-resistant apple, like Golden Delicious but with a better tart/sweet balance. It is also one of the best new hard-cider varieties.

    • Picking seasonVery late
    • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
    • UsesEating fresh
    • UsesCooking
    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillSuitable for beginners
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group4
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    Harrison is a traditional American cider apple, noted for its excellent juice quality.

    • UsesJuice
    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group3
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    Harry Masters Jersey is a traditional English cider apple variety, producing a bittersweet juice.

    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group4
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    Herefordshire Redstreak is an old English cider apple variety which produces a bittersharp juice.

    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group5
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    Also known as Virginia Crab, Hewe's Crab is considered one of the best varieties for cider.

    • Picking seasonLate
    • UsesCooking
    • UsesJuice
    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
    • Pollination group3
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    A large yellow russeted apple with an excellent sweet flavor.

    • Picking seasonLate
    • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
    • UsesEating fresh
    • UsesJuice
    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillSuitable for beginners
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group3
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    James Grieve is the classic Scottish cooking apple. It can also be eaten fresh, and is excellent for juice.

    • Picking seasonMid
    • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
    • UsesEating fresh
    • UsesCooking
    • UsesDual purpose (eat + cook)
    • UsesJuice
    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillSuitable for beginners
    • Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
    • Pollination group3
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    Jonagold is a high quality American apple, with a good balanced sweet/sharp flavor.

    • Picking seasonLate
    • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
    • UsesEating fresh
    • UsesCooking
    • UsesJuice
    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group4
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    A popular Arkansas variety with a rich southern flavor.

    • Picking seasonVery late
    • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
    • UsesEating fresh
    • UsesCooking
    • UsesJuice
    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group3
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    Kingston Black is one of the premier English cider varieties and produces a bittersharp juice.

    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillSome needed
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group5
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    A small highly flavored variety from France, where it is known as Api. Thought to be very old.

    • Picking seasonLate
    • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
    • UsesEating fresh
    • UsesJuice
    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group3
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    A traditional English bittersweet hard-cider variety.

    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group3
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    Medaille d'Or is a traditional French cider variety, which produces a full bittersweet juice.

    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group6
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    A high-quality traditional French bittersweet cider apple.

    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group2
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    Michelin is a traditional French cider apple variety producing a bittersweet juice.

    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillSuitable for beginners
    • Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
    • Pollination group4
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    A very old French bittersweet cider variety.

    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group2
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    An old French bittersweet cider variety.

    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group2
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    In use since the 18th century, Newtown Pippin is a versatile American apple with a good aromatic flavor.

    • Picking seasonLate
    • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
    • UsesEating fresh
    • UsesCooking
    • UsesTraditional cooker
    • UsesJuice
    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group3
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    • Picking seasonEarly
    • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
    • UsesCooking
    • UsesJuice
    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillSome needed
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group1
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    Porter's Perfection is a 19th century English cider variety producing a bittersharp juice.

    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group3
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    An unusual crab-apple, related to two mainstream apples, and best considered a bittersharp cider apple.

    • Picking seasonMid
    • UsesCooking
    • UsesJuice
    • UsesHard cider
    • Pollination group3
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    Roxbury Russet is probably the oldest apple variety originating from North America.

    • Picking seasonLate
    • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
    • UsesEating fresh
    • UsesCooking
    • UsesJuice
    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group4
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    Not as well known as other russets, St. Edmund's Russet is nevertheless one of the best.

    • Picking seasonMid
    • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
    • UsesEating fresh
    • UsesJuice
    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillSuitable for beginners
    • Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
    • Pollination group3
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    An English cider apple variety producing a very high-quality bittersweet juice.

    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group5
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    A traditional English bittersweet cider apple from the town of Stembridge in Somerset.

    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group2
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    A traditional English cider apple producing a bittersharp juice.

    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group6
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    A traditional English cider variety, producing a sweet juice.

    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group3
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    A traditional French bittersweet cider variety.

    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillSome needed
    • Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
    • Pollination group6
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    Wickson crab is a popular crab apple variety which is also useful in cider blends.

    • Picking seasonLate
    • UsesJuice
    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group2
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    A good quality American apple variety named for its faint banana-like flavor.

    • Picking seasonVery late
    • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
    • UsesEating fresh
    • UsesJuice
    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group4
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    Yarlington Mill is a traditional English cider apple variety producing a bittersweet juice.

    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group5