Bulmers Norman cider apple trees

Bulmer's Norman cider apples
  • Gardening skill: Some needed
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3
  • Uses: Hard cider

H.P. Bulmer is a long-established English cider manufacturer. From traditional beginnings in the 19th century it is now the largest cider brand in the UK. The company played an active role in the development of English cider, including investing in orchards, production techniques and different varieties. Bulmers Norman is one of their "in-house" varieties, although as the name suggests it almost certainly originates from the region of Normandy in France.

Bulmers Norman produces a bittersweet juice.

Bulmers Norman cider apple trees for sale

Item
Mature height*
Price
Quantity
1-year Bulmers Norman cider apple trees bare-root
G.41 rootstock
Small (6ft-9ft) mature height
$29.00
1-year Bulmers Norman cider apple trees bare-root
G.890 rootstock
Medium (8ft-12ft) mature height
$29.00
Out of stock
1-year Bulmers Norman cider apple trees bare-root
Large (10ft-16ft) mature height
$29.00
Out of stock

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


How to grow

Bulmers Norman is more cold-hardy than many European cider apple varieties. The main horticultural difficulty is its tendency to become biennial - this can be alleviated by ensuring it is not allowed to set too heavy a crop.

Bulmers Norman is a triploid variety, and produces a large and vigorous tree.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

Bulmers Norman characteristics

Using

  • Picking season: Late
  • Uses: Hard cider
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Keeping (of fruit): 2-3 weeks
  • Juice style: Bittersweet (cider)
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Some needed
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3
  • Pollinating others: Poor
  • Ploidy: Triploid
  • Vigour: Vigorous
  • Bearing regularity: Biennial tendency

Disease resistance

  • General resistance: Average
  • Scab: Very susceptible

Climate

  • Cold hardiness (USDA): (3) -40F / -40C
  • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F)

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949
  • Fruit color: Green - light
  • Fruit size: Small
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