Ellis Bitter Cider Apple

Ellis Bitter
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, tannin.

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. (Standard: 3-6' bare-root trees; semi-dwarf: 2½-5' bare-root trees)

235 Ellis Bitter
Item Discounted
235A: on standard stock, 1 for $30.25
235C: on M111 semi-dwarfing stock, 1 for $30.25
235F: on standard stock, 5 for $136.00
235G: on standard stock, 10 for $257.00
235H: on M111 semi-dwarfing stock, 5 for $136.00
235J: on M111 semi-dwarfing stock, 10 for $257.00
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