Ellis Bitter Cider Apple


Ellis Bitter Cider Apple

Early Fall. Medium bittersweet cider apple. Newton St Cyres, Devon, Somerset, England.

Particularly useful for its early ripening, adding valuable bitterness to early-season cider pressings. (SG 1.033-1.053, acidity 2g/L, tannin 2.4g/L) Blend with other early dessert apples or cider varieties.

Large oddly conic fruit, sometimes ribbed, mostly striped and blushed with red. White-fleshed, sweet, crisp and juicy. Soft, astringent, tannic. Still grown in England’s West Country cider orchards and now being planted in the U.S.

Fast-growing large upright rangy open vigorous tree produces regularly. Midseason bloomer. Z4. Maine Grown. (Semi-dwarf: 2½-5' bare-root trees)

212 Ellis Bitter
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All apple trees require a second variety for pollination.

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