Cider Apples

An expanding selection of cider apple trees are offered for sale on that will produce high quality Cider. Divided into Bittersweets, Bittersharps, Sweets & Sharps we offer mostly Bittersweets with a few from the other categories.

Some varieties are also dual purpose including 'Ten Commandments' & 'Tom Putt'. We offer cider apple trees on two rootstocks MM106 - moderate vigour & M25 - vigorous

Apples require a pollination partner. Each variety has a flowering period between early May & late May. A variety can be pollinated by another of the same flowering period or one to either side. There is a summary at the bottom of the page beneath the varieties.

Discount information - the following discounts apply on total order value, excluding carriage. 5% on 5+ trees, 10% on 10+ trees. Carriage based on quantity - see the Delivery page for more details.

Cider Apple trees are dispatched between late November and early April when dormant.

Having ordered we will reserve and confirm your order before being in contact as soon as we can during the dormant season to arrange delivery or collection.

  • Broxwood Foxwhelp

    Broxwood Foxwhelp

    £16.00

    An early bittersharp variety and most likely to be a 'sport' of Foxwhelp, a very old Herefordshire cider variety. Small to medium sized roundish apples that are heavily striped bright red or even crimson on the sun exposed side.

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  • Chisel Jersey

    Chisel Jersey

    £16.00

    One of a group of 'Jersey' apples originating from Somerset. Produces a full bittersweet cider of high quality, but benefiting from being blended with a sweeter cider. A late variety - fruit fall and are picked in November.

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  • Dabinett

    Dabinett

    £16.00

    A well known cider variety. A bittersweet. Regular cropping, producing a high quality cider. Flattened conical in shape medium size, a typical 'jersey' type apple with up to three quarters red flushed. Flesh greenish or white sweet & astringent.

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  • Harry Masters Jersey

    Harry Masters Jersey

    £16.00

    A mid season bittersweet variety becoming ready late Oct / early Nov. Makes a high quality cider. Medium sized conical apples greatly flushed dark red. Flesh sweet & astringent. Like other 'Jersey' varieties arose in Somerset not Jersey and sometimes known as 'Port Wine'.

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  • Herefordshire Redstreak

    Herefordshire Redstreak

    £16.00

    An old variety dating back to early 1600s. Because of its high quality cider this variety helped establish Herefordshire’s reputation as a cider county. Its cider has a high alcohol content and is pink coloured.

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  • Major

    Major

    £16.00

    An early bittersweet ‘jersey’variety. Smallish apples conical in shape flushed with a pinkish red striping. Astringent sweet white flesh. A strong grower. The variety ripens earlier the many others, so can spread the picking season.

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  • Michelin

    Michelin

    £16.00

    A French variety and a bittersweet. Very good cropping usually blended with other varieties when making cider. Flesh white sweet with some astringency. Apples conical with distinct ribbing on the small side but a regular cropper.

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  • Somerset RedstreakNEW!

    Somerset Redstreak

    £16.00

    An old bittersweet variety that is ready to harvest by early October. Medium sized shiny red cider apples conical in shape with somewhat flattened ends. Makes a pleasant medium bittersweet cider on its own or can be blended.

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  • Sweet Alford

    Sweet Alford

    £16.00

    A late sweet variety maturing in early November. Originated in Devon making a good quality sweet cider. Sometimes blended with other bittersweet varieties. Medium sized conical apples are flattened at ends. Yellow waxy skin flushed up to one third orange. Flesh sweet, white with no astringency.

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  • Ten Commandments

    Ten Commandments

    £16.00

    Produces medium sized red apples that are good for cider but are also nice eaten., Name comes from the ten red spots seen around the core when sliced across on some of the apples. Alone it will not make the best cider so is best blended with a bittersweet variety.

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  • Tom Putt

    Tom Putt

    £16.00

    An old variety popular in south west England. Sharp in taste as a dessert, can be cooked and often used for cider described as a mild sharp. A very distinct apple being flat round in shape with prominent angular ribs which terminate at the base in a crown. Skin largely covered crimson red which appears as broad striping.

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  • Yarlington Mill

    Yarlington Mill

    £16.00

    A bittersweet variety making a very enjoyable cider on its own. Apples conical in shape and greatly flushed bright red. Flesh sweet, white, often reddened under flush, with some astringency. arose in Somerset and named after the Mill where it was found.

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Pollination - Flowering period summary for above varieties

Early May - Broxwood Foxwhelp, Michelin, Somerset Redstreak, Ten Commandments, Tom Putt, Yarlington Mill

Mid May - Dabinett, Major, Sweet Alford

Late May - Chisel Jersey, Harry Masters Jersey, Herefordshire Redstreak

Ripening times

September - Ten Commandments & Tom Putt

Late Oct / early Nov - Broxwood Foxwhelp, Chisel Jersey, Dabinett, Harry Masters Jersey, Herefordshire Redstreak, Major, Michelin, Sweet Alford, Yarlington Mill.