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List of traditional French hard-cider apple varieties

Traditional French apple varieties used for making hard-cider.


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Categories

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Stock availability

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Rootstocks

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Growing

Gardening skill?

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Self-fertility?

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Pollination group?

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Pollinating others?

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Ploidy?

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Universal pollinator?

Bearing regularity?

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Fruit bearing?

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Wildlife

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Using

Picking season?

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Uses

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  • 14

Cropping?

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Keeping (of fruit)?

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Flavor style (apples)

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Cooking result

Juice style

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Disease resistance

General resistance?

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Fireblight?

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Canker?

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Scab?

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Cedar apple rust?

Mildew?

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Black knot


Climate

Cold hardiness (USDA)?

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Summer maximum temperatures?

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Chill requirement?


Identification

Country of origin

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Period of origin

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Flesh colour

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Fruit color

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Fruit size

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Awards

Cling-stone


Varieties list

  • Cider apple tree

    Amere de Berthencourt

    Amere de Berthencourt is a traditional French bittersweet cider apple.
    • Pollination group: 2
    • Uses: Hard cider
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Cider apple tree

    Bedan des Parts

    Bedan des Parts cider apple tree
    A traditional French bittersweet cider variety, with some resistance to fireblight.
    • Pollination group: 6
    • Uses: Hard cider
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Cider apple tree

    Binet Rouge

    A popular traditional French hard cider variety.
    • Pollination group: 4
    • Uses: Hard cider
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Cider apple tree

    Bramtot

    Bramtot is a traditional French hard cider variety, with a bittersweet juice.
    • Pollination group: 4
    • Uses: Hard cider
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Cider apple tree

    Domaine

    Domaine is a traditional French bittersharp cider apple variety.
    • Pollination group: 2
    • Uses: Hard cider
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Apple tree

    Fenouillet Gris

    Fenouillet Gris is an old French apple variety, noted for its aniseed flavors.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Cider apple tree

    Frequin Rouge

    Frequin Rouge cider apple tree
    Frequin Rouge is one of the most important of the traditional French hard-cider apple varieties.
    • Pollination group: 4
    • Uses: Hard cider
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Cider apple tree

    Medaille d'Or

    Medaille d'Or cider apple tree
    Medaille d'Or is a traditional French cider variety, which produces a full bittersweet juice.
    • Pollination group: 6
    • Uses: Hard cider
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Cider apple tree

    Mettais

    A high-quality traditional French bittersweet cider apple.
    • Pollination group: 2
    • Uses: Hard cider
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Cider apple tree

    Michelin

    Michelin is a traditional French cider apple variety producing a bittersweet juice.
    • Pollination group: 4
    • Uses: Hard cider
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Cider apple tree

    Muscadet de Dieppe

    Muscadet de Dieppe cider apple tree
    A very old French bittersweet cider variety.
    • Pollination group: 2
    • Uses: Hard cider
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Cider apple tree

    Nehou

    Nehou cider apple tree
    An old French bittersweet cider variety.
    • Pollination group: 2
    • Uses: Hard cider
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Cider apple tree

    Noel des Champs

    A traditional French bittersweet cider apple.
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Uses: Traditional cooker
  • Cider apple tree

    Reine des Pommes

    A traditional French bittersweet hard cider apple.
    • Pollination group: 2
    • Uses: Hard cider
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Cider apple tree

    Vilberie

    Vilberie cider apple tree
    A traditional French bittersweet cider variety.
    • Pollination group: 6
    • Uses: Hard cider
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile