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Amere De Berthencourt Apple Scionwood (Spring 2021)


A popular bittersweet French cider variety. Also known as Amer de Berthencourt, Berthencourt.

Amere de Berthencourt is prolific and easy to grow, with a vigorous, spreading habit. This tree is somewhat susceptible to scab, powdery mildew, and canker, and it is particularly sensitive to fireblight during bloom. Like many cider varieties, it will need to be thinned to maintain annual bearing.

Grown from a pippin at Parisis Fontain in Berthencourt, Normandy in the 1850s, this heirloom variety has remained a favorite of French cider makers. The fruit is small, yellow with a pink blush, and oblate. Unsuitable for eating, this apple produces a rich amber juice with a long and bitter finish. Honeyed sugars with notes of vanilla and grass are also detectable. (From WSU: Tannin (percent tannic acid): 0.34; Acid (percent malic acid): 0.20; pH: 4.11; SG: 1.049; oBrix: 12.2.)

Volume Pricing

Premiums are included in the following prices if applicable. These prices are for regular scion. Add $1 for clean scion.

Quantity Amere De Berthencourt Apple Scion
1 $12.00
2-5 $7.00
6-10 $6.00
11-99 $5.00
100+ $4.00

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$12.00 ea.

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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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Amere de Berthencourt is prolific and easy to grow, with a vigorous, spreading habit. This tree is somewhat susceptible to scab, powdery mildew, and canker, and it is particularly sensitive to fireblight during bloom. Like many cider varieties, it will need to be thinned to maintain annual bearing.

Grown from a pippin at Parisis Fontain in Berthencourt, Normandy in the 1850s, this heirloom variety has remained a favorite of French cider makers. The fruit is small, yellow with a pink blush, and oblate. Unsuitable for eating, this apple produces a rich amber juice with a long and bitter finish. Honeyed sugars with notes of vanilla and grass are also detectable. (From WSU: Tannin (percent tannic acid): 0.34; Acid (percent malic acid): 0.20; pH: 4.11; SG: 1.049; oBrix: 12.2.)


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Heirloom, Cider, Cold-Hardy, Hot-Climate

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: cider
Cider classification: bittersweet
Storage duration: less than one month (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: yellow
Flesh color: white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin: Normandy, France
Introduced in: 1850s
Introduced by: M. Maupeou

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 4 - 8
Chill hours: 0
Ripening date: Sep 01 (approximate, in New York State) - 14 days after McIntosh

Diseases & Pests

Apple Scab: Susceptible
Fireblight: Susceptible
Perennial Canker: Susceptible
Powdery Mildew: Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 2
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid

Pollination Partners

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