Binet Rouge cider apple trees

  • Gardening skill: Some needed
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 4
  • Uses: Hard cider

Binet Rouge is a traditional small French hard cider apple. It is one of the varieties authorised for use in the production of cider classified in the "appellation d'origine controlee" of the Pays Auge, in the region of Normandy.

It is not the easiest of varieties to grow, but it produces a very high quality bittersweet juice.

Binet Rouge cider apple trees for sale

Item
Mature height*
Price
Quantity
1-year Binet Rouge cider apple trees bare-root
Small (6ft-9ft) mature height
$29.00
Out of stock
1-year Binet Rouge cider apple trees bare-root
Medium (8ft-12ft) mature height
$29.00
Out of stock
1-year Binet Rouge cider apple trees bare-root
B.118 rootstock
Large (10ft-16ft) mature height
$29.00

*Find out more about the apple rootstocks we use to control the mature height.


How to grow

Binet Rouge is a weak-growing but relatively heavy-cropping variety, and well-known as a biennial bearer. It is important to prevent it setting too much fruit in the "on" year.

In traditional French orchards production on mature trees will be in the range 20-30 tonnes per hectare, which is slightly below the average for French cider varieties.

Binet Rouge flowers over a long period and is a useful pollinator of other varieties.

Binet Rouge is regarded as susceptible to fireblight,mildew and scab in French orchards, and resistant to canker - but the mild temperate climate of north-western France is quite different to the continental climate of much of the USA.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

Binet Rouge characteristics

Using

  • Picking season: Very late
  • Uses: Hard cider
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Keeping (of fruit): 2-3 weeks
  • Juice style: Bittersweet (cider)

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Some needed
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 4
  • Pollinating others: Good
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Weak growing
  • Precocity: Precocious
  • Bearing regularity: Biennial tendency
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer

Disease resistance

  • General resistance: Average
  • Canker: Very resistant
  • Fireblight: Very susceptible
  • Mildew: Very susceptible
  • Scab: Some susceptibility

Climate

  • Cold hardiness (USDA): (5) -20F / -29C
  • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F)

Identification

  • Country of origin: France
  • Fruit size: Small
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