Medaille d'Or cider apple trees

Medaille d'Or cider apples
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  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 6
  • Uses: Hard cider

Medaille d'Or is a traditional French cider variety, which produces a full bittersweet juice with a high sugar content.

Like many old English and French cider varieties it comes out of dormancy very late - in May, and the fruits don't ripen until November.

Medaille d'Or cider apple trees for sale

Item
Mature height*
Price
Quantity
1-year Medaille d'Or cider apple trees bare-root
Small (6ft-9ft) mature height
$32.00
1-year Medaille d'Or cider apple trees bare-root
Medium (8ft-12ft) mature height
$32.00

You can pre-order trees now for delivery when shipping starts (fall for warmer zones, or next spring), you won't be asked to pay until nearer the time.

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


How to grow

Like many French cider varieties Medaille d'Or can be susceptible to fireblight.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

Historical details

Medaille d'Or originates from the traditional cider-growing area of Normandie in north west France, but was also grown in England by the end of the 19th century.

Medaille d'Or 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: Average
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 6
  • Pollinating others: Average
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Average vigour
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer

Disease resistance

  • General resistance: Average
  • Fireblight: Some susceptibility
  • Scab: Some resistance

Climate

  • Cold hardiness (USDA): (5) -20F / -29C
  • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F) Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F)

Identification

  • Country of origin: France
  • Period of origin: 1850 - 1899
  • Fruit color: Brown Russet
  • Fruit size: Small
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