Screen Shot Cider Apple


Screen Shot Cider Apple

Early Fall. Bittersharp cider apple. Wild seedling. John Bunker intro, Palermo, ME, 2015.

Recently discovered seedling with fermented cider potential. Horrible-tasting fruit guaranteed to liven up even the most mundane pressing. A true spitter. Dense and spongy but remarkably juicy. Low in acid, with some astringency and a touch of bitterness, probably best categorized as a bittersharp. Recommended for trial by the truly adventurous and courageous cidermaker. Not for the faint of heart. We have several grafted here on the farm.

Fruit is medium-sized, roundish ovate, slightly ribbed, greasy, shiny, blushed red and orange. Discovered during a fruit-exploring trip in Somerset County, ME, in the fall of 2015. I knew I’d found nirvana when I took my first bite. Appears to be annually bearing. Uncertain bloom time. Probably Z4. Maine Grown. (Semi-dwarf: 2½-5' bare-root trees)

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