Sweet Coppin cider apple trees

Sweet Coppin
  • Gardening skill: Average
  • 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

Mature height*
1-year Sweet Coppin cider apple trees bare-root
Small (6ft-9ft) mature height

You can pre-order trees now for delivery when shipping starts (fall for warmer zones, or next spring), you won't be asked to pay until nearer the time.

*Find out more about the apple rootstocks we use to control the mature height.

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.

Historical details

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

Sweet Coppin characteristics


  • Picking season: Very late
  • Uses: Hard cider
  • Cropping: Light
  • Keeping (of fruit): 1-3 days
  • Juice style: Sweet (cider)
  • Fruit persistence: Fruit drops when ripe


  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3
  • Pollinating others: Average
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Slightly small
  • Bearing regularity: Biennial tendency

Disease resistance

  • General resistance: Average
  • Mildew: Some susceptibility


  • Cold hardiness (USDA): (5) -20F / -29C
  • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F)


  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1850 - 1899
  • Fruit color: Green / Red
  • Fruit size: Large
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