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Porter's Perfection Apple Scionwood (Spring 2021)
A bittersharp English cider variety.
This tree is very productive, vigorous, and resistant to scab and canker. In our orchard we have found that it is somewhat susceptible to fireblight under heavy pressure, but that its vigorous habit tends to outgrow minor infections. Its growth is heavily spurred but sprawling and needs detailed, thoughtful pruning. Like most cider apples, it tends to biennialism, and it will need to be thinned to maintain annual bearing. Porter's Perfection is used exclusively for cider; this apple is not suitable for fresh eating.
Porters Perfection is a late-season (end of October in upstate New York) dark red apple with creamy flesh. It yields a highly acidic, low astringency juice. Eve's Cidery writes: "We are pretty excited about how this apple (often identifiable by its fused fruits) seems to express petrol and mineral characteristics on our Van Etten site. This apple also has BSA aromas, as well as a bright fresh acid. Porter's makes a exceptional single variety cider that is both bright and fruity and dense and minerally." Fruit should be pressed within two weeks of harvest.
First grown in the orchard of Charles Porter in East Lambrook, England, Porter's Perfection dates to before 1900.
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Fruit Uses & Storage
Skin color: red
Flesh color: cream
Origin: East Lambrook, England
Introduced in: pre-1900
Introduced by: Charles Porter
Calendar & Geography
Diseases & Pests
Bloom group: 4
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
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