Frequin Rouge cider apple trees

Gros Frequin apple
  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 4
  • Uses: Hard cider

Frequin Rouge is a traditional and important French cider variety. It produces a strong bittersharp juice.

It originates from the extreme west of France, in the region of Bretagne, but is used in all the French cider-growing areas. It is a required variety for several "appellations", including Cornouaille in Bretagne and Pays d'Auge in Normandie.

Frequin Rouge cider apple trees for sale

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

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

In traditional French orchards production on mature trees will be in the range 30-35 tonnes per hectare, which is above the average for French cider varieties.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

Frequin Rouge characteristics

Using

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

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 4
  • Pollinating others: Average
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Slightly large
  • Precocity: Precocious
  • Bearing regularity: Regular
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
  • Organic culture: Not-suitable

Disease resistance

  • General resistance: Poor
  • Canker: Some susceptibility
  • Fireblight: Some susceptibility
  • 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 color: Orange / Red
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