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Bramtot cider apple tree

Bramtot is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 4
  • Uses: Hard cider

Bramtot is a traditional French hard-cider variety, used exclusively for cider production. It produces a bittersweet juice.

Bramtot cider apple trees for sale

You can pre-order for spring 2025

  • Dwarf 1-year bare-root tree $37.95
    Mature height: 6ft-9ft after 10 years
    Dwarf rootstock
    Out of stock

How to grow

The main issue with Bramtot is a tendency towards biennial bearing. This can be managed by ensuring that you heavily thin the fruitlets in the "on" year.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.


Bramtot was introduced in 1872 by a Monsieur Legrand, a nurseryman in the town of Yvetot in Normandy, one of the main cider-producing areas of France.

Bramtot characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Pollination group4
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Picking seasonLate
  • UsesHard cider
  • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
  • General resistanceAverage
  • ScabSome resistance
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)Zone 5 (-29C)
  • Summer maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
  • Country of originFrance
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899