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Amere de Berthencourt cider apple trees

Malus domestica
Amere de Berthencourt
Amere de Berthencourt is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 2

Amere de Berthencourt is a traditional French bittersweet cider apple. The apples are mostly pale yellow, and quite small, with a very bitter flavour - they cannot be eaten.

Amere de Berthencourt produces a high quality juice which can be used to create a single varietal cider or blended with other cider varieties.

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Amere de Berthencourt organic cider apple trees for sale

  • 1Maidentree on M116 rootstock24.95€
    Medium tree (2m-3.5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 2Maidentree on MM111 rootstock24.25€
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 3Maidentree on Bittenfelder rootstock24.25€
    Very large tree (5m-6m+ after 10 years) Bare-root
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Growing and Training

Amere de Berthencourt flowers much earlier than most French cider varieties, but is readily pollinated by other early-blooming apple varieties.

The main problem is likely to be over-cropping, leading to biennial bearing is another issue - but this can be avoided by careful thinning of the fruitlets in early summer.


History

Amere de Berthencourt comes from the traditional cider growing area around the town of Berthencourt in Normandy. In English its name means "the bitter apple from Berthencourt".


Amere de Berthencourt characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • Disease resistancePoor
  • Season of use2-3 weeks
  • Food usesHard cider
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)Zone 4 (-34C)
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
  • Country of originFrance
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899
  • Flesh colourWhite
  • Fruit colourYellow / Orange