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Tom Putt cider apple trees

Malus domestica
Tom Putt

Tom Putt is an old English cider variety, which can also be used for cooking. The fruit size is quite large for a cider variety, and the sharp flavor mellows when cooked.

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Tom Putt cider apple trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £23.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR21-year bare-root tree M25 rootstock £24.50
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)
  • BR32-year (1.75m) bare-root tree M25 rootstock £34.95
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering

You can pre-order now for delivery from late August / early September 2021 for pot grown trees (or late November / early December for bare-root). You do not need to pay at this stage - just add items to the basket and checkout as usual.

How to grow

Like many old varieties, Tom Putt has good natural disease resistance.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Thought to originate in Somerset or Devon, in south-west England, in the late 18th century.

Tom Putt characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersPoor
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates

Using

  • Picking seasonEarly
  • CroppingGood
  • Food usesCulinaryJuiceHard ciderTraditional cooker
  • Juice styleSharp (cider)

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood
  • ScabSome resistance

Climate

    Identification

    • Country of originUnited Kingdom
    • Period of origin1750 - 1799