Major cider apple trees

Major
  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3
  • Uses: Hard cider

Major is a traditional English hard-cider variety, producing a full bittersweet juice.

It probably originated in the county of Devon in south-west England in the late 19th century, and was popular throughout Devon and Somerset.

Major cider apple trees for sale

Item
Mature height*
Price
Quantity
1-year Major cider apple trees bare-root
G.11 rootstock
Small (6ft-9ft) mature height
$29.00

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


Major characteristics

Using

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

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Slightly large
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer

Disease resistance

  • General resistance: Average
  • Scab: Some resistance

Climate

  • Cold hardiness (USDA): (4) -30F / -34C
  • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F)

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1850 - 1899
  • Fruit color: Green - light
  • Fruit size: Small
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