Apple Cider Tree Bundle
Build your own backyard cider apple farm with our Apple Cider Tree Bundle. This combination of cider apples brings together the perfect combination of tartness, acid, color, and sweetness for exceptional cider. The bundle includes the following.
Amere de Berthcourt Apple Tree
A popular variety in French cider orchards, Amere de Berthcourt‘s bittersweet juice 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.
Mountain Rose Red Flesh Apple Tree
Discovered by our friend Bill Schulz near the town of Airlie in western Oregon, the Mountain Rose Red Flesh Apple Tree displays profuse pink blooms in the spring followed by large greenish yellow apples with a crisp dark red flesh and delicious sweet- tart flavor. Mountain Rose ripens in early October and can be stored until spring.
Liberty Apple Tree
Grow Liberty Apple and enjoy freedom from apple scab and other diseases! The Liberty Apple Tree bears large, attractive, bright red fruit with sweet, flavorful, crisp and juicy flesh. One of the best disease-resistant varieties, Liberty Apple is great for eating fresh and baking. Liberty ripens in mid to late September and stores well until January.
In addition to the Trees offered in this bundle, we have some really wonderful Cider Apple Trees for blending. You can also add these to your orchard to dial in that world class cider of yours! .
Porter’s Perfection Cider Apple Tree was an incredibly popular cider apple at the turn of the 20th century and makes an excellent cider when blended with other varieties. Juice from Porter’s Perfection is bitter-sharp and apples ripen late in the season.
The Yarlington Mill Cider Apple Tree was found growing out of a wall at a water mill in Yarlington North Cadbury, Somerset, England in 1898. The tree is very vigorous and produces reliable crops of small yellow apples that make great blended ciders.
Binet Rouge is a cider apple from the Normandy region of France. Flowers open late making it a good choice for areas with late frosts and fruits are late to ripen. Binet Rouge can tend towards biennial bearing so be sure to thin fruit on the heavy setting years.
An English Dabinett Cider Apple Tree that produces full-bodied bittersweet juice, Dabinett is one of the most reliable and easy to grow. It can be used in blended ciders but also makes an excellent single varietal cider.
Latin Name: Malus domestica
Site and Soil: All apples like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: Considered a dwarf rootstock, Apple trees on M-26 typically grow 8-12 ft. in height and are usually spaced 8-12 ft. apart. 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: These apples are hardy to minus 30° F or below.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 8-12 ft.
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: October
Yield: 30-50 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: 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. We suggest using Surround WP as protective and preventative from many pests
USDA Zone: 4
Sunset Western Zone: 1-9, 14-16
Sunset Northeast Zone: All zones