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Stoke Red cider apple trees

  • Pick: Very late-season
  • Flowering group: 6
  • Uses: Cider 

Stoke Red is widely considered one of the highest quality English cider apple varieties. It adds a classic bittersharp component to cider blends, and can also be used to make a single-varietal cider.

Stoke Red cider apple trees for sale

Sorry we have not been able to produce any trees of this variety this season.

We may still be able to propagate it to order for you. Please contact us for more details.

Summary features of Stoke Red

    Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 6?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Precocity: Slow to start bearing?
  • Bearing regularity: Biennial tendency?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Overall disease resistance: Average?
  • Scab: Very resistant?
  • Fireblight: Some susceptibility?

    Uses

  • Picking season: Very late?
  • Flavour quality: Very good?
  • Good for hard cider
  • Drying / Discoloring: No discolor / Good for drying?
  • Juice style: Bittersharp (cider)

    Identification

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

    Climate

  • Temperate climates
  • Tolerates cold winters


Pollination guide for Stoke Red

Stoke Red is in flowering group 6. Stoke Red 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 Stoke Red cider apple trees

Stoke Red has generally good disease resistance and is fairly easy to grow. The main issue is that it blooms very late. This is useful in northern areas where late frosts can be a problem, but make sure you have a suitable pollinator variety.

Stoke Red can also lapse into biennial bearing, in other words bearing a crop only every other year. This can be avoided by ensuring that the fruitlets are thinned in early June to prevent over-cropping, which is often the trigger for a poor crop the following year.


Historical details

Originates from Rodney Stoke, a village in Somerset, England, before 1920.


Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Stoke Red'




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