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Medaille d'Or cider apple trees

Malus domestica
Medaille d'Or
Medaille d'Or is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 6

Medaille d'Or is a traditional French cider variety, which produces a very good quality full bittersweet juice with a high sugar content. The juice is notably tannic.

Like many old English and French cider varieties it comes out of dormancy very late - in May or early June, and the fruits don't ripen until November.

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Medaille d'Or organic cider apple trees for sale

  • 1Maidentree on M116 rootstock25.95€
    Medium tree (2m-3.5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 2Maidentree on MM111 rootstock25.25€
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years) Bare-root
Delivery countries
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
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Medaille d'Or originates from the traditional cider-growing area of Normandie in north west France. By the end of the 19th century usage had spread to England and the USA.

Medaille d'Or characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group6
  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • Picking seasonLate
  • Season of use2-3 weeks
  • Food usesHard cider
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)Zone 5 (-29C)
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Country of originFrance
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899
  • Fruit colourBrownRusset