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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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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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Cropping?

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Keeping (of fruit)?

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Flavor style (apples)

Cooking result

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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?

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Mildew?

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Black knot


Climate

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Summer maximum temperatures?

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Chill requirement?

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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

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Cling-stone


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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.
    • 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
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    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
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    Bulmers Norman

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