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Tremlett's Bitter Apple Scionwood (Spring 2021)


A bittersharp cider apple of mysterious origin. Also known as Geneva Tremlett's Bitter, False Tremlett's Bitter.

This tree is productive but very biennial tending and it will need diligent thinning to maintain annual bearing. It is low vigor with a tendency to become spurbound and mildly susceptible to fireblight. Geneva Tremlett's is a cider apple; it is not suitable for fresh eating. It is important to note that Geneva Tremlett's Bitter is distinct from and unrelated to the English variety Tremlett's Bitter.

Ripening of this apple is uneven; it starts mid-September and continues through to early October. The fruit is blushed and striped a rosy red over yellow-green, and it yields a juice that is bittersharp (as opposed to the "true" English Tremlett's, which is a bittersweet.) Steve Selin of South Hill Cider here in Ithaca, NY finds that the juice is a great source of acid and hard tannins, and that it is distinguished by strawberry aromas.

Geneva Tremlett's is the result of a filing error at the USDA repository in Geneva, NY. For many years scion of this tree was mistakenly distributed as Tremlett's Bitter, but by the time it was realized that this tree is quite different from the original Tremlett's, growers had already decided that they liked the imposter; this apple is perhaps even superior to its namesake. The ultimate source of the variety is unknown.

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Volume Pricing

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Quantity Tremlett's Bitter Apple Scion
1 $12.00
2-5 $7.00
6-10 $6.00
11-99 $5.00
100+ $4.00

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Clean vs Regular

Clean = virus-free in lab tests, suggested for grafting with some of the Geneva rootstocks, especially G.16 and G.935. Regular = may contain one of the common latent viruses; this is not usually a problem and can be used with most rootstocks.

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This tree is productive but very biennial tending and it will need diligent thinning to maintain annual bearing. It is low vigor with a tendency to become spurbound and mildly susceptible to fireblight. Geneva Tremlett's is a cider apple; it is not suitable for fresh eating. It is important to note that Geneva Tremlett's Bitter is distinct from and unrelated to the English variety Tremlett's Bitter.

Ripening of this apple is uneven; it starts mid-September and continues through to early October. The fruit is blushed and striped a rosy red over yellow-green, and it yields a juice that is bittersharp (as opposed to the "true" English Tremlett's, which is a bittersweet.) Steve Selin of South Hill Cider here in Ithaca, NY finds that the juice is a great source of acid and hard tannins, and that it is distinguished by strawberry aromas.

Geneva Tremlett's is the result of a filing error at the USDA repository in Geneva, NY. For many years scion of this tree was mistakenly distributed as Tremlett's Bitter, but by the time it was realized that this tree is quite different from the original Tremlett's, growers had already decided that they liked the imposter; this apple is perhaps even superior to its namesake. The ultimate source of the variety is unknown.

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The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Cider, Disease-Resistant

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: cider
Cider classification: bittersharp
Storage duration: (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: off-white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin: Geneva, NY
Introduced in: 1949
Introduced by:

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 7
Chill hours: 0
Ripening date: Sep 15 (approximate, in New York State) + 0 days after McIntosh

Diseases & Pests

Fireblight: Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid

Pollination Partners

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