Sweet Alford Cider Apple


Sweet Alford Cider Apple

Fall-Winter. Vintage cider apple. Devon, England, 18th c.

Often planted in commercial cider orchards, Sweet Alford produces a sweet juice that ferments into a high-quality mild bittersweet cider. Suitable as a single varietal cider but also blends well. Robust ciders made from strong bittersharps like Kingston Black can be softened with the mild aromatic fruity juice of Sweet Alford. (SG 1.052 acidity 0.20% tannin 0.18%) Medium-sized fruit is pale yellow with a rosy blush and waxy skin and can also be eaten fresh.

Large to very large tip-bearing trees have heavy crops. Blooms midseason. Z4. Maine Grown. (Standard: 3–6' bare-root trees)

223 Sweet Alford
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All apple trees require a second variety for pollination.

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