An attractive, highly disease-resistant apple, ideal for organic growers.
Major Apple Scionwood (Spring 2023)
A traditional English cider apple, bittersweet and vintage.
This is a vigorous, attractive tree with a strong central-leader habit and a rounded crown. It is moderately susceptible to scab and black rot, and it tends to biennialism. This apple is used exclusively for hard cider; it is not suitable for fresh eating.
Major is a bittersweet, vintage-quality (suitable for a single-variety cider) cider apple. It is smallish with glossy rosy-red stripes and splashes over a greenish yellow background. Ripening early September in upstate NY, it tends to drop, and does not store well on account of the softness of its flesh. The fruit yields an aromatic, amber juice that has a long, tannic finish. (From WSU: Tannin (percent tannic acid): 0.21; Acid (percent malic acid): 0.20; pH: 4.23; SG: 1.051; oBrix 12.9.)
Major originated in Somerset, England, where it was particularly valued for providing an early start to the brewing season.
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Subcategory: Cider, Cold-Hardy
Fruit Uses & Storage
Cider classification: bittersweet
Storage duration: less than one month (approximate, depending on storage conditions)
Skin color: red
Flesh color: off-white
Origin: Somerset, England
Introduced in: 1880s
Calendar & Geography
USDA zones: 4 - 6
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Sep 01 (approximate, in New York State) 14 days before McIntosh
Diseases & Pests
Apple Scab: Susceptible
Black Rot or Blossom End Rot or Frogeye Leaf Spot: Susceptible
Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
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|Wickson Crab Apple||0|
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|Virginia Crab Apple||0|
|Spitzenburg Esopus Apple||0|
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