logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
European Travel
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Landscaping Site

BellaOnline's Landscaping Editor

g

Cider and All Purpose Apples


There are many varieties of apples available for the home orchard. Some are intended for cider, while others are all purpose.


Tremlett’s Bitter

This cider variety originated in Devon, England apparently in the late 1800’s. This is a full bittersweet variety used for hard cider. This bears a very heavy crop every other year. It begins yielding fruits at a young age. The medium sized trees have a spreading growth habit.

The medium sized, conical fruits ripen in mid to late September. They’re yellow with a red blush. These have sweet astringent, firm flesh. They have a high tannin and low acid content.


Porter’s Perfection

This English variety dates from about the 1800’s, and originated in Somerset. The large, vigorous tree has a spreading growth habit. It bears heavily.

This variety has a medium bittersharp flavor with a high tannin and high acid content. This is used for cider with a sharp low astringent flavor. The cider is considered good to average. In addition, it is also good for eating fresh by those who like a tart tasting apple.

The medium to large fruits are cream or yellow-green with red stripes. These are juicy and crisp with a white flesh and a sharp flavor. They ripen in late November.


Hudson Golden Gem

The original tree was found in a fence row thicket in Oregon, and was introduced in the 1930’s. This was named for A.D. Hudson, who discovered it. This vigorous tree has a spreading growth habit. This is resistant to mildew and apple scab with some resistance to fire blight. It bears heavy crops every year. These store well and remain on the tree late.

The dull yellow russeted fruits are very large. They ripen in late October. With a smooth skin, they’re elongated to conical. They have a smooth skin. The sweet, crisp flesh has a nut-like, subacid flavor. This is very juicy.

This variety is good for cider, and is considered one of the best russets for eating fresh.


Amere de Berthcourt

This cider variety is a vigorous, easy to grow, healthy tree. It originated in France where it is commonly grown. This slightly bittersweet variety bears heavy crops.

The fruits are whitish-green or greenish-yellow with a pink blush. Ripening in October, these are high in tannin and sugar. This slightly bittersweet variety makes an excellent quality aromatic cider, which can be hard or sweet cider.


Add Cider+and+All+Purpose+Apples to Twitter Add Cider+and+All+Purpose+Apples to Facebook Add Cider+and+All+Purpose+Apples to MySpace Add Cider+and+All+Purpose+Apples to Del.icio.us Digg Cider+and+All+Purpose+Apples Add Cider+and+All+Purpose+Apples to Yahoo My Web Add Cider+and+All+Purpose+Apples to Google Bookmarks Add Cider+and+All+Purpose+Apples to Stumbleupon Add Cider+and+All+Purpose+Apples to Reddit




RSS | Related Articles | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Landscaping Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
talk
Talk to Editor
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Connie Krochmal. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Connie Krochmal. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Connie Krochmal for details.

g


g features
Recommended Persimmon Species

The Olive Tree

Shrubby and Tree-like Plants for Warm Climates

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor