Spring 2021Pre-order now for the spring 2021 planting season.
Orange Pippin Trees USA logoSpecialist fruit trees for your orchard or back-yard

Stembridge Cluster cider apple tree

Stembridge Cluster cider apples
  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 2
  • Uses: Hard cider

A traditional English hard cider apple from the town of Stembridge in Somerset.

Stembridge Cluster produces a full bittersweet juice.

Stembridge Cluster cider apple trees for sale

  • Large 1-year bare-root tree $29.00
    Mature height: 10ft-16ft after 10 years
    Semi-vigorous rootstock

How to grow

Like many English cider varieties, Stembridge Cluster has a strong tendency towards biennial bearing. Counter this by making sure it is not allowed over-crop.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

Stembridge Cluster characteristics

  • Picking seasonLate
  • UsesHard cider
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
  • Juice styleBittersweet (cider)
  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Pollination group2
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourAverage vigour
  • PrecocityPrecocious
  • Bearing regularityBiennial tendency
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • General resistanceAverage
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)(4) -30F / -34C
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Fruit colorGreen / Red
  • Fruit sizeAverage