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Tremlett's Bitter cider apple trees

Malus domestica
Tremlett's Bitter
Tremlett's Bitter is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • 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.

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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.

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

How to grow

Tremlett's Bitter has a reputation for being one of the easier cider varieties to grow, and the blossom has some frost resistance.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Tremlett's Bitter seems to have originated in Devon, and although it is probably an old variety, seems to have been little known outside the south-west until the 1950s..

This article by Bill Bradshaw gives more insight into making cider with Tremlett's Bitter.

Tremlett's Bitter characteristics

Growing

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

Using

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingGood
  • Food usesHard cider

Identification

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