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Somerset Redstreak Apple Scionwood (Spring 2022)


A traditional English cider variety with bittersweet juice.

The tree is upright, vigorous, and productive. The fruit will need thinning to maintain annual bearing and it is highly susceptible to fireblight. This apple is used exclusively for cider; it is not suitable for fresh eating.

Ripening early-mid season, this apple is medium-large, red over green, and the flesh yields a soft bittersweet juice (S.G. ~ 1.05; TA ~ 1.9 g/L; tannin ~ 3.5 g/L) of vintage quality (good for a single-variety cider). Eve's Cidery likes this apple for its classic, bittersweet nose and its ability to soften harsher tannins without loss of flavor.

Somerset Redstreak has its origin in Somerset, England, late 1800s.

Volume Pricing

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

Quantity Somerset Redstreak 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

Our clean scion is harvested from trees grown on G.16, which is extremely sensitive to viruses. These trees would not have survived if the scion contained viruses. Our clean wood has not been lab tested. 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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The tree is upright, vigorous, and productive. The fruit will need thinning to maintain annual bearing and it is highly susceptible to fireblight. This apple is used exclusively for cider; it is not suitable for fresh eating.

Ripening early-mid season, this apple is medium-large, red over green, and the flesh yields a soft bittersweet juice (S.G. ~ 1.05; TA ~ 1.9 g/L; tannin ~ 3.5 g/L) of vintage quality (good for a single-variety cider). Eve's Cidery likes this apple for its classic, bittersweet nose and its ability to soften harsher tannins without loss of flavor.

Somerset Redstreak has its origin in Somerset, England, late 1800s.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Heirloom, Cider

Fruit Uses & Storage

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

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: off-white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin: Somerset, England
Introduced in: late 1800s
Introduced by:

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 4 - 7
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Sep 08 (approximate, in New York State) 7 days before McIntosh

Diseases & Pests

Fireblight: Very Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

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

Pollination Partners

This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Somerset Redstreak Apple. Please see our Pollenizer Search to run other queries and read how the application uses various factors. Also read more about fruit tree pollination.

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