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Somerset Redstreak cider apple trees

  • Pick: Late-season
  • Flowering group: 5
  • Uses: Cider 

A traditional English cider apple producing a bittersweet juice. Somerset Redstreak is one of the main commercial cider varieties planted in England.

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Somerset Redstreak cider apple trees for sale

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Bare-root fruit trees  (Deliveries November 2014 - February 2015)

Small  (1.8m - 2.5m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - M9 rootstock £18.95 Sold outalert me
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - MM106 rootstock £18.95 Sold outalert me
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 2-year - bare-root - MM106 rootstock £26.45 Sold outalert me
Large  (3.5m - 5m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - MM111 rootstock £19.45 Sold outalert me
Full size  (5m+ after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - M25 rootstock £18.95 Sold outalert me

Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime - see our Tree Height Calculator.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

Summary features of Somerset Redstreak

    Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 5?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Slightly large?
  • Precocity: Precocious?
  • Bearing regularity: Biennial tendency?
  • Growth habit: Upright
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Overall disease resistance: Average?
  • Scab: Some resistance?
  • Blossom wilt / Brown rot: Some resistance?

    Uses

  • Picking season: Late?
  • Use / keeping: 2-3 weeks?
  • Flavour quality: Very good?
  • Flavour style: Sharper
  • Good for hard cider
  • Juice style: Bittersweet (cider)

    Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949
  • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
  • Blossom colour: Pink - light
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Rarely grown?

    Climate

  • Temperate climates
  • Tolerates cold winters
  • Mild / damp climates?


Pollination guide for Somerset Redstreak

Somerset Redstreak is in flowering group 5. Somerset Redstreak is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby. Like all cider-apple varieties it can also be pollinated by most other apple varieties or crab-apples flowering at the same time.

How to grow Somerset Redstreak cider apple trees

Somerset Redstreak is slightly prone to biennial bearing, fruiting more heavily in alternate years. This can be controlled by heavier thinning in the "on" year.

It ripens slightly ahead of the main late-season cider varieties.


Historical details

England, early 20th century.


Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Somerset Redstreak'




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