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Cider apple trees

We have a range of specialist cider apple trees and can advise on planting and growing them.

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    Cider apple trees

    Brown's Apple

    Brown's Apple cider apple trees
    Brown's Apple is a traditional English cider apple variety producing a sharp juice.
    £19.95buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 5
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    Dabinett

    Dabinett cider apple trees
    Dabinett is a traditional English cider apple variety, producing a bittersweet juice.
    £19.95 - £44.50buy
    • Picking season: Very late
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 6
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    Dunkerton's Late

    Dunkerton's Late is a traditional cider variety, producing a light sweet cider.
    £19.95buy
    • Picking season: Very late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
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    Harry Masters Jersey

    Harry Masters Jersey cider apple trees
    Harry Masters Jersey is a traditional English cider apple variety, producing a bittersweet juice.
    £21.95 - £34.95buy
    • Picking season: Very late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
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    Kingston Black

    Kingston Black cider apple trees
    Kingston Black is one of the premier English cider varieties and produces a bittersharp juice.
    • Picking season: Very late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
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    Michelin

    Michelin cider apple trees
    Michelin is a traditional French cider apple variety producing a bittersweet juice.
    £19.95buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
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    Morgan Sweet

    Morgan Sweet cider apple trees
    Morgan Sweet is a traditional English cider variety producing a full sweet juice.
    • Picking season: Early
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Red Foxwhelp

    Red Foxwhelp cider apple trees
    Red Foxwhelp is an old English cider apple variety which produces a dull red bittersharp juice.
    • Picking season: Very late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 5
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    Somerset Redstreak

    Somerset Redstreak cider apple trees
    An English cider apple variety producing a very high-quality bittersweet juice.
    £19.95buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 5
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    Tom Putt

    Tom Putt cider apple trees
    An old traditional English cider variety with a sharp juice, which can also be used for cooking.
    £19.95buy
    • Picking season: Early
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
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    Tremlett's Bitter

    Tremlett's Bitter cider apple trees
    Tremlett's Bitter is a traditional English cider apple variety producing a bittersweet juice.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 5
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    Cider apple trees

    Yarlington Mill

    Yarlington Mill cider apple trees
    Yarlington Mill is a traditional English cider apple variety producing a bittersweet juice.
    £19.95buy
    • Picking season: Very late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 5


How to choose Cider apple trees

Many countries have a tradition of apple varieties grown specifically for the production of cider (hard cider in North America). These varieties are generally not edible, but are grown for the qualities of their juice.

Cider production usually relies on a blend of different cider apples, and cider varieties are divided into four groups on the characteristics of the juice they produce:

Sweeter Sharper
Higher tannin Bitter sweet Bitter sharp
Lower tannin Sweet Sharp

Some mainstream apple varieties can also be used for cider production or in cider blends, and a number of Crab apples are also useful for cider blends.