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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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    Varieties list

    • Apple tree

      Bramley's Seedling

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

      Brown Snout

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

      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
    • Cider apple tree

      Bulmers Norman

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

      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
    • Cider apple tree

      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
    • Cider apple tree

      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
    • Cider apple tree

      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
    • Cider apple tree

      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
    • Cider apple tree

      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
    • Cider apple tree

      Major

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

      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
    • Cider apple tree

      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
    • Cider apple tree

      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
    • Cider apple tree

      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
    • Cider apple tree

      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
    • Cider apple tree

      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