Cider Apples

Cider Apple
Ashton Bitter
230 Early Fall. Full bittersweet cider apple. Medium-sized astringent fruit with strong tannin, high sugar and low acidity. Best blended. Z4. read more
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Bitter Pew
231 Fall. Bittersharp cider apple, suited to adding large amounts of tannin to cider. Medium-sized fruit. Not for eating fresh. Z4. read more
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Chisel Jersey
232 Late Fall. Small bittersweet cider apple. Medium acidity, highly astringent, harsh and high in tannins. Not for eating fresh. Z4. read more
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Coat Jersey
233 Early Fall. Full bittersweet cider apple. Small fruit with high sugar content. Astringent, bitter and wooly with flavors of banana and black tea. Z4/5. read more
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Dabinett
234 Late Fall. Medium-sized, medium-bittersweet cider apple. One of the most popular cider varieties. Not for eating fresh. Annual bearer. Z4. read more
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Ellis Bitter
235 Early Fall. Medium bittersweet cider apple. Sweet, crisp and juicy. Soft, astringent, tannin. Useful for its early ripening. Midseason bloomer. Z4. read more
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Everett Cunningham
236 Fall-Winter. Maine bittersharp cider apple. Astringent. Not for eating fresh. Recommended for cidermakers in colder districts. Z4. read more
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Gnarled Chapman
238 Fall. Large beautiful bittersweet cider apple. Not for eating fresh. Blooms midseason. Z4. read more
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Harrison
239 Mid-Late Fall. Medium-small vintage cider apple. Rich firm dry yellow flesh. Famous cider said to be better than champagne! Z4. read more
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Harry Masters Jersey
240 Fall. Medium-large size. Medium-full bittersweet cider apple. Soft astringent tannin. Not for eating fresh. Z4. read more
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Hewe’s Virginia Crab
241 Fall. Sharp cider apple. One of few good for single varietal cider. Incredibly vigorous, productive. Hardy. Z4. read more
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Kingston Black
243 Fall. Medium-sized bittersharp cider apple. Full-bodied vintage cider with nice blend of acid, tannins and sugar. Decent fresh-eating. Z4. read more
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Kola
244 Fall. Highly unusual apple and tree. Flavor reminiscent of wet wool, grapefruit pith, bourbon, caramel and hair salon. Not bitter, but sharp and astringent. Sauce and cider. Z3. read more
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Major
245 Early Fall. Medium-sized full bittersweet cider apple. Sweet, soft, woolly, juicy, bitter. Vigorous tree, scab-resistant. Z4. read more
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Medaille d’Or
246 Late Fall. Full bittersweet cider apple. Lots of tannin. Light yellow fruit mostly covered with tan russet. Combine with other late varieties. Z4. read more
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Porter’s Perfection
247 Late Fall. Small medium-bittersharp cider apple. Heavy cropper. Scab resistant. Z4. read more
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Redfield
179 Fall. Medium-large red-fleshed apple. Use for sauce, pies. Very sharp and bitter in cider. Two-toned flowers, bronze-red foliage. Z3. read more
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Screen Shot
249 Fall. Horribly bitter fruit guaranteed to jazz up even the dullest cider. One apple has enough phytonutrients to keep the doctors away for months. Probably Z4. read more
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Shavel Sharp
250 Fall. Small astringent very juicy fruit. Bittersharp cider apple. The most bitter apple you’ll ever taste. Not for eating fresh. Z4. read more
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Wickson
200 Fall. Small but flavorful. Crisp, juicy, tart, tangy, spicy. Good in hard cider. Keeps until January. Bears young, heavily, annually. Z4. read more
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Yarlington Mill
251 Fall. Medium-sized medium-bittersweet cider apple. Low-acid aromatic fruity cider. Highly recommended for commercial growers. Z3/4. read more