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Tom Putt cider apple tree

Tom Putt
Tom Putt is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3
  • Uses: Culinary
  • Uses: Traditional cooker
  • Uses: Juice
  • Uses: Hard cider
An old traditional English cider variety with a sharp juice, which can also be used for cooking.

Tom Putt cider apple trees for sale

  • Small 1-year bare-root tree $37.95
    Mature height: 6ft-9ft after 10 years
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Tom Putt is an old English cider variety, which can also be used for cooking. The fruit size is quite large for a cider variety, and the sharp flavor mellows when cooked.

How to grow

Like many old varieties, Tom Putt has good natural disease resistance.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.


Tom Putt is thought to originate from the areas of Somerset or Devon, in south-west England, in the late 18th century.

Tom Putt characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Pollination group3
  • Pollinating othersPoor
  • PloidyTriploid
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking seasonEarly
  • UsesCulinaryJuiceHard ciderTraditional cooker
  • CroppingGood
  • Juice styleSharp (cider)
  • General resistanceGood
  • ScabSome resistance
  • Summer maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Cold (< 20C / 67F)
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1750 - 1799