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Porter's Perfection cider apple trees

Malus domestica
Porter's Perfection
Porter's Perfection is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
Porter's Perfection is a 19th century English cider variety producing a bittersharp juice.
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Porter's Perfection is a 19th century English cider variety producing a bittersharp juice.

How to grow

Porter's Perfection can lapse into bienneial bearing with age. This can be addressed by heavily thinning the fruitlets in late spring in the "on" year.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Porter's Perfection was found in Somerset in the 19th century.

Porter's Perfection characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators

Using

  • Picking monthNovember
  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
  • Food usesHard cider
  • Juice styleBittersharp (cider)

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood
  • ScabSome resistance
  • CankerSome resistance

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1800 - 1849
  • Fruit colourOrange flush
  • Fruit sizeAverage