Major Cider Apple


Major Cider Apple

Early Fall. Full bittersweet cider apple. Probably originated in central Somerset County, England, before 1900.

Sweet, soft, woolly, juicy and bitter. (SG 1.054, acidity 1.8g/L, tannin 4.1g/L) Recommended for combining with other early cider varieties such as Ashton Bitter, Ellis Bitter and Nehou.

Medium-sized pinkish-rosy-red roundish-oblate-conic fruit, sometimes ribbed and usually featuring a small yellowish russet splash around the stem. One of the English varieties now becoming popular in the U.S.

Vigorous tree with a good central leader and a spreading branching habit. Similar to other Jersey-type cider varieties. Scab resistant. Late blooming. Z4. Maine Grown. (Standard: 3-6' bare-root trees)

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All apple trees require a second variety for pollination.

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