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Porter's Perfection cider apple tree

Porter's Perfection
Porter's Perfection is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators

Porter's Perfection is a 19th century English cider variety producing a bittersharp juice. The juice quality is very good, but it is best used as a blend with other varieties.

Porter's Perfection cider apple trees for sale

  • 1Small 1-year bare-root tree $35.95
    Mature height: 6ft-9ft after 10 years
    G.11, G.41 rootstock
  • 2Medium 1-year bare-root tree $35.95
    Mature height: 8ft-12ft after 10 years
    G.30, G.890, G.935 rootstock
  • 3Medium 1-year bare-root tree $35.95
    Mature height: 8ft-12ft after 10 years
    Semi-vigorous rootstock
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Next deliveries will be in spring 2022, but you can pre-order now.


How to grow

Porter's Perfection can lapse into bienneial bearing with age. This can be addressed by heavily thinning the fruitlets in late spring in the "on" year. However in other respects this is an easy tree to grow, and one of the more disease-resistant of English cider varieties.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

Historical details

Somerset, England - 19th century.

Porter's Perfection characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Pollination group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Bearing regularityBiennial tendency
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking seasonLate
  • UsesHard cider
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
  • Juice styleBittersharp (cider)
  • General resistanceGood
  • CankerSome resistance
  • ScabSome resistance
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)(5) -20F / -29C
  • Summer maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1800 - 1849
  • Fruit colorOrange flush
  • Fruit sizeAverage