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Stembridge Cluster cider apple tree

Stembridge Cluster
Stembridge Cluster is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • 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

You can pre-order for spring 2025

  • Semi-dwarf 1-year bare-root tree $37.95
    Mature height: 8ft-12ft after 10 years
    G.214 rootstock
    Out of stock

How to grow

Like many English cider varieties, Stembridge Cluster has a tendency towards biennial bearing - in fact if you want to learn how to tame biennialism then Stembridge Cluster is the ideal variety to practice on. The key to managing it is to make sure it never over-crop, by ruthlessly thinning out the fruitlets in late spring.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

Stembridge Cluster characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Pollination group2
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Picking seasonLate
  • UsesHard cider
  • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
  • General resistanceAverage
  • CankerVery susceptible
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)Zone 4 (-34C)
  • Summer maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Flesh colourCream
  • Fruit colorGreen / Red