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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
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3
Porter's Perfection is a 19th century English cider variety producing a bittersharp juice.
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Porter's Perfection cider apple trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree M116 rootstock £35.50
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • BR21-year bare-root tree MM111 rootstock £34.95
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • BR32-year bare-root tree MM111 rootstock £43.50
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • BR41-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.

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
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates

Using

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

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Identification

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