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Sweet Coppin cider apple tree

Sweet Coppin
Sweet Coppin is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3
  • Uses: Hard cider

Sweet Coppin is a good quality traditional English cider variety, producing a sweet juice which is low in tannin and acid. It is therefore a good variety for providing sweetness to tannic or sharp blends.

Sweet Coppin cider apple trees for sale

You can pre-order for spring 2025

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

How to grow

Sweet Coppin is a weak-growing, heavy-cropping variety - a combination that invariably leads to biennial bearing in cider apples. Counter this by thinning the fruitlets to prevent it setting an over-heavy crop.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.


Sweet Coppin originates from the south-western English county of Devon.

Sweet Coppin characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Pollination group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Picking seasonVery late
  • UsesHard cider
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
  • General resistanceAverage
  • MildewSome susceptibility
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)Zone 5 (-29C)
  • Summer maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899
  • Fruit colorGreen / Red