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Somerset Redstreak cider apple trees

Malus domestica
Somerset Redstreak is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 5
An English cider apple variety producing a very high-quality bittersweet juice.

Somerset Redstreak cider apple trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree M116 rootstock £35.50
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • BR22-year bare-root tree M116 rootstock £46.00
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • BR31-year bare-root tree MM111 rootstock £34.95
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • BR42-year bare-root tree MM111 rootstock £43.50
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • BR51-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.

Fruit tree delivery to EuropeEU delivery
This variety is also available for delivery to Europe. Contact us for details.

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

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
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates

Using

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

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage

Identification

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