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Fillbarrel Apple Scionwood (Spring 2023)


An heirloom cider apple from Somerset, England. Also known as Fill Barrel, Bulmer's Fillbarrel.

This is a moderately vigorous tree with a spreading and slightly droopy habit. It is strongly biennial and, like most heirlooms, susceptible to fireblight. This variety is used exclusively in cider production; it is not suitable for fresh eating.

Ripening mid October in NY, the fruit is red striped and flushed over yellow with a fine, attractive russet. The flesh is white with a green tinge and yields a bittersweet juice. (From WSU: Tannin (percent tannic acid: 0.19; Acid (percent malic acid): 0.22; pH: 3.67; SG: 1.045; °Brix 11.2.) 

Volume Pricing

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

Quantity Fillbarrel 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

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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This is a moderately vigorous tree with a spreading and slightly droopy habit. It is strongly biennial and, like most heirlooms, susceptible to fireblight. This variety is used exclusively in cider production; it is not suitable for fresh eating.

Ripening mid October in NY, the fruit is red striped and flushed over yellow with a fine, attractive russet. The flesh is white with a green tinge and yields a bittersweet juice. (From WSU: Tannin (percent tannic acid: 0.19; Acid (percent malic acid): 0.22; pH: 3.67; SG: 1.045; °Brix 11.2.) 


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Heirloom, Cider

Fruit Uses & Storage

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

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: white

Fruit Origins

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

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 8
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Aug 16 (approximate, in New York State) 30 days before McIntosh

Diseases & Pests

Fireblight: Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 2
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 Fillbarrel 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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Honeycrisp Apple 2023 0
Golden Russet Apple 2023 0
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Macoun Apple 2023 0
Virginia Crab Apple 2023 0
St. Edmund's Russet Apple 2023 0
Rubinette Apple 2023 0
Pink Lady® Cripps Pink CV. Apple 2023 0
Porter's Perfection Apple 2023 0
Florina Apple 2023 0

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