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Stock List - Cider Apples

If you require any help or advice with regards to any aspect of selecting a tree or trees such as matching pollination groups or choosing a variety suited to your site please do not hesitate to contact us. Most of the varieties are available on M25 and some on the MM106 rootstock.

When selecting a tree or trees you may also like to consider when apples from your tree will be ready for harvest.
Early - Fruit is ready for harvesting August - September
Mid - Fruit is ready harvesting September - October
Late - Fruit is ready for harvesting October - November

Cider Apples Early/ Mid/
Late
Description Type
Ashmeads Kernel Late Raised in Gloucester in the early 1700s. A pale green apple with firm white flesh and an intense acid drop like flavour, produces an excellent sweet, sharp juice for cider making. Sweet/sharp
Bloody Butcher Early Old Irish variety. Large deep red flushed cooking apples with firm juicy white flesh with a tart flavour, it’s juice is also popular with small scale cider makers for cider making.  
Bloody Ploughman Mid Originates from Scotland. A ribbed, blood red apple with a sweet flavour and a gruesome tale, dates to 1883. Good for eating, cooking and it’s sweet juice can be included in a cider blend. Sweet
Bramley Original Late Dates to 1809, Nottinghamshire. Bramley Original trees have been propagated from cuttings from the original tree. The apples are great for juicing and the very sharp juice can also be used to increase the acidity of cider blends.  
Breakwells Seedling Early Developed by Bulmers. Raised in Perthyre, Wales in the late 1800s. A vigorous early ripening cider variety, red streaked apples with a fruity, sharp flavour great for making a single variety cider. image descriptionBittersharp.
Bulmers Norman Mid This is a vigorous variety, green skinned apples with white flesh produce a sweet, astringent, fast fermenting cider. Can be a heavy but biennial cropper. Bittersweet variety. Bittersweet
Dabinet Late A self fertile, reliable variety, smallish red striped apples produce a high quality juice excellent for a single variety, medium cider. Bittersweet Bittersweet
Discovery Early Raised in 1949 in Essex. Crisp and juicy deep red flushed apples with a sweet flavour and hint of strawberry. A very nice early cropping variety, the fruits are best eaten fresh from the tree. Produces an excellent sweet juice. Sweet
Dufflin Mid Apples with a high sugar content, good for bulking out and blending cider. Sweet
Frederick Mid Dates to 1800s, Deep red striped flush over green skinned apples. great for cooking and jelly making in particular. Also good for a full sharp cider. Fullsharp variety Fullsharp
Gennet Moyle MId A very old cider variety possibly dating back to the 1500s. Orange red flushed yellow skinned apples have a slight russet, produces a sweet juice for cider making Sweet
Harry Masters Jersey Mid Dates to 1800s, Somerset. A traditional cider variety with deep red flushed apples are medium in tannin, high in sugar and produce a vintage bittersweet cider. Bittersweet
Herefordshire Redstreak Mid Dating back to 1600s, Herefordshire. Considered at one time to be one of the best and most important cider varieties, the fruit is pale yellow skinned with abundant streaks of red. Can produce a high alcoholic cider with a natural red colour.Bittersharp variety. Bittersharp
King of the Pippins Mid Dates to 1770s. A really versatile variety. Orange/red flush on greenish yellow skinned apples. Firm, crisp and juicy fruit keep their shape when cooked. A nice eating apple and also produces a good bittersweet cider, good for blending. Bittersweet
Major Early Originates from Devon, dates to 1900s. A once popular cider variety in traditional cider orchards, is now making a comeback. A vigorous variety with red striped apples that produce a good bittersweet juice for cider making. Bittersweet
Marged Nicolas Late Old variety that originates from Dinefwr – Llandeilo in Wales. Yellow speckled russet apples that can be stored until the Spring, juicy apples can be used to bulk out cider. Hardy variety. Disease resistant image description
Michelin Mid Originated from France, 1872. A reliable, heavy cropping cider variety. Pale green/yellow fruits produce a medium bittersweet juice ideal for blending and bulking out cider. Bittersweet
Morgan's Sweet Early Yellow/gold sweet tasting apples great for eating for straight from the tree and for juicing. This heavy cropping variety also produces a sweet light cider, as this is an early variety it is possible use these apples to make a cider in time for Christmas! Sweet
Pig Aderyn Mid Originates from Wales. Sweet and juicy apples good for eating but also make an excellent single variety cider. Bittersweet image descriptionBittersweet
Slack Ma Girdle Mid Originates from Devon, Somerset. Green/yellow apples have a bright red flush, can be eaten fresh from the tree or more often it’s sweet juice can be blended to make cider. Sweet
St Edmunds Pippin Mid Dating back to 1875, St Edmund’s. Golden/orange russet apples with juicy, sweet, pale cream flesh and a rich aromatic flavour. A good eating apple it’s rich juice is also popular for making cider. Sweet
Stoke Red Late Dates to 1920. A heavy cropping, vigorous variety. Apples are heavily flushed deep red and produce a sharp, astringent juice for a fine sharp cider. Sharp
Tom Putt Mid Raised in Somerset in the late 1700′s. Large apples with bright red streaks, firm and crisp with a sharp flavour that sweetens when cooked. Makes a great bittersharp cider. Can grow at higher altitudes. Bittersharp
Yarlington Mill Late Originates from Yarlington, Somerset where it was found growing near a water mill in the 1900s. A late season, vigorous variety with deep red flushed apples produces a medium bittersweet cider with a good, vintage flavour. A very popular cider variety. Bittersweet