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Ellis Bitter cider apple trees

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

Ellis Bitter is a traditional and popular English cider apple, producing a good quality mild bittersweet juice.

The fruits are relatively large by cider-apple standards.

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Ellis Bitter organic cider apple trees for sale

  • Maidentree on Bittenfelder rootstock24.25€
    Very large tree (5m-6m+ after 10 years) Bare-root
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Growing and Training

Ellis Bitter is somewhat unusual, being a heavy-cropping and fairly vigorous variety but with a strong tip-bearing tendency. Regular pruning is therefore best avoided.

Ellis Bitter characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group5
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Fruit bearingTip-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
  • Picking periodearly October
  • Picking seasonMid
  • Season of use2-3 weeks
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Food usesHard cider
  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • ScabSome susceptibility
  • MildewVery resistant
  • Fire blightSome susceptibility
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Flesh colourWhite
  • Fruit colourRed striped
  • Fruit sizeLarge