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Somerset Redstreak cider apple trees

Malus domestica
Somerset Redstreak is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 5

A traditional English cider apple producing a bittersweet juice. Somerset Redstreak is one of the main commercial cider varieties planted in England.

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Somerset Redstreak organic cider apple trees for sale

  • Maidentree on M116 rootstock23.25€
    Medium tree (2m-3.5m after 10 years) Bare-root
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Growing and Training

Somerset Redstreak is slightly prone to biennial bearing, fruiting more heavily in alternate years. This can be controlled by heavier thinning in the "on" year.

It ripens slightly ahead of the main late-season cider varieties.


History

England, early 20th century.


Somerset Redstreak characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group5
  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • Picking seasonLate
  • Season of use2-3 weeks
  • Food usesHard cider
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)Zone 4 (-34C)
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Fruit colourOrange / RedRed striped

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