Vilberie Cider Apple


Vilberie Cider Apple

Malus spp. Late Fall. Full bittersweet cider apple. Probably originated in Brittany, France. Brought to England in the late 1800s by HP Bulmer.

Medium-soft flesh is somewhat spongy with low acidity and a nice astringency. (SG 1.044; acidity 0.27%; tannin 0.41%; Brix 11.5) If you’ve been looking for late-ripening bittersweets as we have been, try this one. We’re excited about it so far. Small-medium fruit is roundish and obscurely ribbed. Resembles Stark and Baldwin, about half covered with a brownish-red blush, with a few short darker red stripes. By mid-October the green has still not begun to turn yellow. The stem is quite long and thin.

Our scionwood came from the USDA ARS, Geneva, NY. Blooms late. Z4. Maine Grown. (Semi-dwarf: 2½–5' bare-root trees)

217 Vilberie
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All apple trees require a second variety for pollination.

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