Amere de Berthcourt Cider Apple Tree
A popular variety in French cider orchards, the Amere de Berthcourt Cider Apple Tree has bittersweet juice that is used for making alcoholic cider or adding body to sweet cider. Easy to grow and productive, Amere de Berthcourt bears good crops of greenish-yellow fruit with a pink blush.
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Latin Name: Malus domestica
Site and Soil: All apples like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
M-7 is considered a semi-dwarf rootstock growing 12-16 ft. in height. M-7 is very hardy and adapted to most soils. More drought tolerant and vigorous than M-26.
M-26 is considered a dwarf rootstock, growing 8-12 ft. in height. M-26 induces early bearing, usually in 2-3 years after planting, and grows well in most soils, except very wet and poorly drained ones. On windy sites, trees grafted on M-26 may need staking.
Pollination Requirements: All apples need another variety nearby for pollination. Neighboring trees often offer sufficient pollen for good fruit set. Consider Mason Bees to help pollinate and increase fruit production.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 30° F or below.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: Dwarf 8-12ft. / Semi-dwarf 12-16 ft.
Taste: Bittersweet, good for cider
Fruit Skin: Greenish-yellow with pink to red blush
Fruit Flesh: White
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: October
Yield: 30-50 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Amere de Berthcourt can be affected by Apple Scab. Apple Scab is more prevalent in regions with wet springs, like we have in the Pacific Northwest. While it doesn’t seriously affect the quality of the fruit, it can cause black spots on the apples and foliage. Apple Scab can be controlled by sulfur and other sprays. Codling Moth can create wormy apples and aphids can damage the foliage of apple trees.
USDA Zone: 4