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Cider apple trees
Porter's Perfection

Porter's Perfection is a 19th century English cider variety producing a bittersharp juice.
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Cider apple trees
Porter's Perfection
Picking monthNovember
Picking seasonLate
CroppingHeavy
Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
Flavour qualityGood
WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
Food usesHard cider
Juice styleBittersharp (cider)
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Growing


Cider apple trees
Porter's Perfection
Gardening skillAverage
Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
Flowering group3
Pollinating othersAverage
PloidyDiploid
VigourVigorous
Bearing regularityBiennial tendency
Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
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Problems


Cider apple trees
Porter's Perfection
Disease resistanceGood
CankerSome resistance
ScabSome resistance
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Climate


Cider apple trees
Porter's Perfection
Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
Mild damp climates
Cold-hardinessCold-hardy
Cold hardiness (USDA)(5) -20F / -29C
Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
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Identification


Cider apple trees
Porter's Perfection
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Period of origin1800 - 1849
Leaf colourGreen
Fruit colourOrange flush
Fruit sizeAverage
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