Spirit Tree Cider Apple


Spirit Tree Cider Apple

Fall. Bittersweet cider apple. Greeley Corner, Palermo, ME. From a huge old seedling tree, tremendous bittersweet cider potential.

Medium-sized roundish-conic fruit is reminiscent of Yarlington Mill in shape. Blushed orange and striped red with russet netting and patches of orange russet and large russet dots. Exceedingly beautiful. Very flavorful. Probably at its best around October 1 or a bit later. Rediscovered by Dan Newman and Laura Sieger in 2017 in an old Palermo orchard. Currently on trial in multiple central-Maine locations. Recommended for all cidermaking districts.

Thanks to Barbara Clorite-Ventura and Denise Ventura for providing access to the incredible tree, which they named for the tree spirit whose ancient earthy face can be seen in the massive trunk. Blooms midseason. Z4. Maine Grown. Supply limited—order early! (Standard: 3–6' bare-root trees)

222 Spirit Tree
Item Discounted
222A: on standard stock, 1 for $38.50
Ordering closed for the season
** Small & Light shipping applies if you order only items with stock numbers beginning with "L".
Click here for a complete list of qualifying items.

Additional Information


All apple trees require a second variety for pollination.

For more info:
About Apples
Pick the Right Apple interactive chart
About Cider Apples
Planting distances
About Apple rootstocks