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Bramtot cider apple tree

Bramtot is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
Bramtot is a traditional French hard cider variety, with a bittersweet juice.

Bramtot cider apple trees for sale

  • Small 1-year bare-root tree $35.95
    Mature height: 6ft-9ft after 10 years
    G.11 rootstock
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You can pre-order now for shipping in the spring 2023 planting season.

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

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
  • Bearing regularityBiennial tendency
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking seasonLate
  • UsesHard cider
  • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
  • Juice styleBittersweet (cider)
  • General resistanceAverage
  • ScabSome resistance
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)(5) -20F / -29C(6) -10F / -23C(7) 0F / -18C(8) 10F / -12C
  • Summer maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
  • Country of originFrance
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899