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List of traditional English hard-cider apple varieties

A selection of traditional cider apples used for hard-cider production in England.


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  • Bramley's Seedling

    Bramley's Seedling apple tree
    Bramley is the essential English cooking and sharp cider apple, famous for its rich tangy acidity.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Brown Snout

    Brown Snout cider apple tree
    A traditional English bittersweet cider apple.
    • Pollination group: 6
    • Uses: Hard cider
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Brown's Apple

    Brown's Apple cider apple tree
    Brown's Apple is a traditional English cider apple variety producing a sharp juice.
    • Pollination group: 5
    • Uses: Hard cider
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Bulmers Norman

    Bulmers Norman cider apple tree
    A traditional English bittersweet cider apple.
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Uses: Hard cider
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Chisel Jersey

    Chisel Jersey cider apple tree
    Chisel Jersey is a traditional English hard cider apple variety, producing a bittersweet juice.
    • Pollination group: 6
    • Uses: Hard cider
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Dabinett

    Dabinett cider apple tree
    Dabinett is a traditional English cider apple variety, producing a bittersweet juice.
    • Pollination group: 6
    • Uses: Hard cider
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Ellis Bitter

    Ellis Bitter cider apple tree
    Ellis Bitter is a traditional and popular English cider apple, producing a bittersweet juice.
    • Pollination group: 5
    • Uses: Hard cider
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Geneva Tremlett's Bitter

    Geneva Tremlett's Bitter cider apple tree
    A bittersharp cider apple variety, found at the USDA repository at Geneva, but probably of English origin.
    • Pollination group: 4
    • Uses: Hard cider
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Harry Masters Jersey

    Harry Masters Jersey cider apple tree
    Harry Masters Jersey is a traditional English cider apple variety, producing a bittersweet juice.
    • Pollination group: 4
    • Uses: Hard cider
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Herefordshire Redstreak

    Herefordshire Redstreak cider apple tree
    Herefordshire Redstreak is an old English cider apple variety which produces a bittersharp juice.
    • Pollination group: 5
    • Uses: Hard cider
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Kingston Black

    Kingston Black cider apple tree
    Kingston Black is one of the premier English cider varieties and produces a bittersharp juice.
    • Pollination group: 4
    • Uses: Hard cider
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Major

    Major cider apple tree
    A traditional English bittersweet hard-cider variety.
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Uses: Hard cider
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Porter's Perfection

    Porter's Perfection cider apple tree
    Porter's Perfection is a 19th century English cider variety producing a bittersharp juice.
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Uses: Hard cider
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Somerset Redstreak

    Somerset Redstreak cider apple tree
    An English cider apple variety producing a very high-quality bittersweet juice.
    • Pollination group: 5
    • Uses: Hard cider
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Stembridge Cluster

    Stembridge Cluster cider apple tree
    A traditional English bittersweet cider apple from the town of Stembridge in Somerset.
    • Pollination group: 2
    • Uses: Hard cider
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Stoke Red

    Stoke Red cider apple tree
    A traditional English cider apple producing a bittersharp juice.
    • Pollination group: 6
    • Uses: Hard cider
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Sweet Coppin

    Sweet Coppin cider apple tree
    A traditional English cider variety, producing a sweet juice.
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Uses: Hard cider
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Tom Putt

    Tom Putt cider apple tree
    An old traditional English cider variety with a sharp juice, which can also be used for cooking.
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Uses: Culinary
    • Uses: Juice
    • Uses: Hard cider
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Uses: Traditional cooker
  • Yarlington Mill

    Yarlington Mill cider apple tree
    Yarlington Mill is a traditional English cider apple variety producing a bittersweet juice.
    • Pollination group: 5
    • Uses: Hard cider
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile