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Cider apple trees

We have a range of specialist cider apple trees and can advise on planting and growing them.

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    Amere de Berthencourt

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    Bedan des Parts

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

    A popular traditional French hard cider variety.
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 4
    • Uses: Hard cider
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    Bramley's Seedling

    Bramley's Seedling cider apple tree
    Bramley is the essential English cooking and sharp cider apple, famous for its rich tangy acidity.
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Uses: Culinary
    • Uses: Juice
    • Uses: Hard cider
    • Uses: Traditional cooker
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    Bramtot

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

    Brown Snout cider apple tree
    A traditional English bittersweet cider apple.
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 6
    • Uses: Hard cider
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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.
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 5
    • Uses: Hard cider
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    Bulmers Norman

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

    A cold-hardy late-season bittersweet cider variety.
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Uses: Hard cider
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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.
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 6
    • Uses: Hard cider
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    Collaos

    A hard-cider apple variety from Spain.
    • Pollination group: 5
    • Uses: Hard cider
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    Dabinett

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

    Domaine is a traditional French bittersharp cider apple variety.
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 2
    • Uses: Hard cider
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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.
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 5
    • Uses: Hard cider
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    Frequin Rouge

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

    Harrison is a traditional American cider apple, noted for its excellent juice quality.
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Uses: Juice
    • Uses: Hard cider
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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.
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 4
    • Uses: Hard cider
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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.
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Pollination group: 4
    • Uses: Hard cider
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    Major

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

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

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

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

    A traditional French bittersweet cider apple.
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Uses: Traditional cooker
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    Porter's Perfection

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

    A traditional French bittersweet hard cider apple.
    • Uses: Hard cider
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    Somerset Redstreak

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

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

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

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

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

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


How to choose Cider apple trees

In the USA hard cider has traditionally been made from mainstream apples that also have good juice qualities, such as Winesap, and / or with crab-apples such as Hewe's. However in Europe the tradition is to use apple varieties that are often unpalatable for eating fresh, but have juice with high levels of tannins. These varieties are becoming very popular amongst the new wave of American cider enthusiasts.

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