Bulmer’s Norman Cider Apple


Bulmer’s Norman Cider Apple

Fall. Medium bittersweet cider apple. France, early 1800s. Bulmer’s is to cider in the U.K. as Budweiser is to beer in the U.S.

In the early 19th century HP Bulmer & Co. began planting orchards in Hereford, and this unknown variety imported from the Normandy region of France quickly became a cidermaking favorite. The Bulmer Cider Co. played a large role in the development of English cider production and apple varieties, and Bulmer’s Norman was grafted and planted widely.

The large irregular yellow-green fruit features hard and bitter tannins and presses into a juice that ferments quickly—excellent for commercial cider production. These extremely vigorous trees were also known as “stem builders” and used as a rootstock for other varieties.

Triploid: not suitable for pollinating other varieties. Blooms mid-to-late season. Z4. Maine Grown. (Standard: 3-6' bare-root trees)

215 Bulmer’s Norman
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Additional Information


All apple trees require a second variety for pollination.

For more info:
About Apples
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About Cider Apples
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About Apple rootstocks