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)

245 Major
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245A: on standard stock, 1 for $30.25
245F: on standard stock, 5 for $136.00
245G: on standard stock, 10 for $257.00
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