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Major cider apple tree

Major

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

  • Small 1-year bare-root tree $34.25
    Mature height: 6ft-9ft after 10 years
    G.11 rootstock

Major characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Pollination group3
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Picking seasonMid
  • UsesHard cider
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
  • Juice styleBittersweet (cider)
  • General resistanceAverage
  • ScabSome resistance
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)(4) -30F / -34C
  • Summer maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899
  • Fruit colorGreen - light
  • Fruit sizeSmall