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Binet Rouge cider apple trees

Malus domestica
Binet Rouge is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 4

Binet Rouge is a traditional small French hard cider apple. It is one of the varieties authorised for use in the production of cider classified in the "appellation d'origine controlee" of the Pays Auge, in the region of Normandy.

It is not the easiest of varieties to grow, but it produces a very high quality bittersweet juice.

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Binet Rouge organic cider apple trees for sale

  • 1Maidentree on M9 rootstock 19.45€
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 2Maidentree on M116 rootstock 19.45€
    Medium tree (2m-3.5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 3Maidentree on MM111 rootstock 19.45€
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 4Maidentree on Bittenfelder rootstock 19.45€
    Very large tree (5m-6m+ after 10 years) Bare-root
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Growing and Training

Binet Rouge is a weak-growing but relatively heavy-cropping variety, and well-known as a biennial bearer. It is important to prevent it setting too much fruit in the "on" year.

In traditional French orchards production on mature trees will be in the range 20-30 tonnes per hectare, which is slightly below the average for French cider varieties.

Binet Rouge flowers over a long period and is a useful pollinator of other varieties.

Binet Rouge is regarded as susceptible to fireblight, mildew and scab in French orchards, and resistant to canker.


Binet Rouge characteristics

  • Gardening skillExperienced
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersGood
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
  • Picking periodlate November
  • Picking seasonVery late
  • Season of use2-3 weeks
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Food usesHard cider
  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • ScabSome susceptibility
  • CankerVery resistant
  • MildewVery susceptible
  • Fire blightVery susceptible
  • Country of originFrance
  • Fruit sizeSmall