Gnarled Chapman Cider Apple


Gnarled Chapman Cider Apple

Malus spp. Fall. Bittersweet cider apple. Unknown parentage. Eric Shatt of Redbyrd Cider intro, Hector, NY, 2015.

Large, roundish-oblate and outrageously beautiful. Yellowy-green skin with a glowing orange blush, netted and dotted with russet. The nice soft tannins are not overly bitter, but very pronounced and balanced with a mild sweetness. True bittersweet seedlings are few and far between, and Eric named this discovery in honor of America’s most famous apple guy, John “Appleseed” Chapman.

Vigorous upright tip-bearing tree. Recommended for trial in all cider-apple growing districts. Blooms midseason. Z4. Maine Grown. (Standard: 3–6' bare-root trees)

203 Gnarled Chapman
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All apple trees require a second variety for pollination.

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