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Tom Putt cider apple trees

Malus domestica
Tom Putt is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Early
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3
An old traditional English cider variety with a sharp juice, which can also be used for cooking.
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Tom Putt cider apple trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £34.95
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • BR21-year bare-root tree M25 rootstock £35.50
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering

You can pre-order now, deliveries start in September.

Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

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.

History

Thought to originate in Somerset or Devon, in south-west England, in the late 18th century.

Tom Putt characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersPoor
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates

Using

  • Picking seasonEarly
  • CroppingGood
  • Food usesCulinaryJuiceHard ciderTraditional cooker

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1750 - 1799