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Tremlett's Bitter cider apple trees

Malus domestica
Tremlett's Bitter
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 5

Tremlett's Bitter is a traditional English cider apple variety producing a bittersweet juice.

Tremlett's Bitter cider apple trees for sale


  • BR12-year bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £29.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

How to grow

The blossom has some frost resistance.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.


Devon, England - 19th century.

Tremlett's Bitter characteristics


  • CroppingGood
  • Picking seasonLate
  • Fruit persistencePersistent
  • Flavour qualityGood
  • WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
  • Food usesHard cider
  • Juice styleBittersweet (cider)


  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group5
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourAverage vigour
  • PrecocityPrecocious
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer



    • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates
    • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)


    • Country of originUnited Kingdom
    • Period of origin1850 - 1899
    • Leaf colourGreen
    • Fruit colourOrange / Red