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Morgan Sweet cider apple trees

Malus domestica
Morgan Sweet
  • Picking season: Early
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile

Morgan Sweet is a traditional English west-country cider variety, producing a full sweet cider juice.

Although now usually classified as a cider apple variety, Morgan Sweet can be used when fully ripe as a passable eating apple. Many city children evacuated to the Somerset countryside during the Second World War have fond memories of Morgan Sweet as an eating apple - it was often the only kind available at the time.

Morgan Sweet cider apple trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree M116 rootstock £19.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR21-year bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £19.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR31-year bare-root tree M25 rootstock £19.95
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)

History

West Country, 1800s.

Morgan Sweet characteristics

Using

  • CroppingHeavy
  • Picking seasonEarly
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Flavour qualityGood
  • WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
  • Food usesJuiceHard cider
  • Juice styleSweet (cider)

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Pollinating othersPoor
  • PloidyTriploid
  • VigourVigorous
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer

Problems

    Climate

    • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Cold (< 20C / 67F)

    Identification

    • Country of originUnited Kingdom
    • Period of origin1750 - 1799
    • Leaf colourGreen
    • Fruit colourGreen