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Porter's Perfection cider apple tree

Porter's Perfection
Porter's Perfection is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3
  • Uses: Hard cider

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.

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  • 1Dwarf 1-year bare-root tree $37.95
    Mature height: 6ft-9ft after 10 years
    Dwarf rootstock
  • 2Semi-dwarf 1-year bare-root tree $37.95
    Mature height: 8ft-12ft after 10 years
    Semi-dwarf rootstock

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.

History

Somerset, England - 19th century.

Porter's Perfection characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Pollination group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Picking seasonLate
  • UsesHard cider
  • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
  • General resistanceGood
  • CankerSome resistance
  • ScabSome resistance
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)Zone 5 (-29C)
  • Summer maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1800 - 1849
  • Fruit colorOrange flush