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Somerset Redstreak cider apple trees

Malus domestica
Somerset Redstreak

A traditional English cider apple producing a bittersweet juice. Somerset Redstreak is one of the main commercial cider varieties planted in England.

Somerset Redstreak 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 MM111 rootstock £19.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

How to grow

Somerset Redstreak is slightly prone to biennial bearing, fruiting more heavily in alternate years. This can be controlled by heavier thinning in the "on" year.

It ripens slightly ahead of the main late-season cider varieties.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

England, early 20th century.

Somerset Redstreak characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group5
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates

Using

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
  • Food usesHard cider
  • Juice styleBittersweet (cider)

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • ScabSome resistance

Climate

    Identification

    • Country of originUnited Kingdom
    • Period of origin1900 - 1949
    • Fruit colourOrange / RedRed striped