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Cider apple trees

Make your own hard cider by planting some of our organic traditional cider apple varieties.

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    Amere de Berthencourt

    Amere de Berthencourt cider apple trees
    Amere de Berthencourt is a traditional French bittersweet cider apple.
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 2
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    Amere Nouvelle

    Amere Nouvelle cider apple trees
    Amere Nouvelle is a traditional French bittersweet cider apple.
    21.45€buy
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
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    Ashmead's Kernel

    Ashmead's Kernel cider apple trees
    Best seller
    Ashmead's Kernel is a traditional English eating apple with a distinctive pear-like flavour.
    19.45€buy
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
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    Bedan des Parts

    Bedan des Parts cider apple trees
    A traditional French cider variety, producing a high quality bittersweet juice.
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 6
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    Binet Rouge

    Binet Rouge is a traditional French hard cider variety from the Pays d'Auge area of Normandy.
    19.45€buy
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
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    Dabinett

    Dabinett cider apple trees
    Best seller
    Dabinett is a traditional English cider apple variety, producing a bittersweet juice.
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 6
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    Du Verger

    Du Verger cider apple trees
    Du Verger is an old French bittersweet cider apple variety.
    21.45€buy
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
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    Ellis Bitter

    Ellis Bitter is a traditional and popular English cider apple, producing a bittersweet juice.
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 5
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    Frequin Rouge

    Frequin Rouge cider apple trees
    Best seller
    Frequin Rouge is one of the most important of the traditional French hard-cider apple varieties.
    19.45€buy
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
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    Harry Masters Jersey

    Harry Masters Jersey cider apple trees
    Harry Masters Jersey is a traditional English cider apple variety, producing a bittersweet juice.
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
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    Kingston Black

    Kingston Black cider apple trees
    Best seller
    Kingston Black is one of the premier English cider varieties and produces a bittersharp juice.
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
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    Marseigna

    Marseigna cider apple trees
    Marseigna is a traditional French cider variety, producing a high quality bitter sweet juice.
    21.45€buy
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 2
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    Medaille d'Or

    Medaille d'Or cider apple trees
    Medaille d'Or is a traditional French cider variety, which produces a full bittersweet juice.
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 6
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    Michelin

    Michelin cider apple trees
    Michelin (or Normandie Blanc) is a traditional French cider apple variety producing a bittersweet juice.
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
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    Muscadet de Dieppe

    Muscadet de Dieppe cider apple trees
    A very old French bittersweet cider variety.
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 2
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    Reinette Abry

    Reinette Abry cider apple trees
    A traditional dual-purpose yellow/green apple from northern France.
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
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    Wickson Crab

    Wickson Crab cider apple trees
    Best seller
    Wickson crab is a popular American hard-cider variety.
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 2
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    Yarlington Mill

    Yarlington Mill cider apple trees
    Yarlington Mill is a traditional English cider apple variety producing a bittersweet juice.
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 5


How to choose Cider apple trees

Cider production in Europe is traditionally associated with three main regions - Asturias in north west Spain, Bretagne and Normandie in north west France, and the "west country" area of south-west England. These regions all face the Atlantic ocean and have cool temperate maritime climates.

Cider can of course be made with any variety of apples, but in these three regions apple varieties have evolved which are specifically intended for cider production - they have high levels of tannins which give "body" to the resulting cider, but which make them very unpalatable to eat fresh.

Good quality cider is almost always made with a blend of different apple varieties, using bitter, sweet, and sharp flavour components. It is quite common to mix in regular cooking and dessert apples to lend extra flavours.

If you are in an area with a hotter continental climate (with average summer maximum temperatures routinely over 30C) then you might want to consider using apple varieties that can withstand warmer temperatures, but still have good juice qualities. In this case rather than using European varieties you might want to seek inspiration from the very different "hard cider" traditions of North America, where dessert and crab-apples are widely used.

We have a good range of traditional English and French cider varieties, as well as a number of mainstream apple varieties with good juice qualities that lend themselves to cider production.