An attractive, highly disease-resistant apple, ideal for organic growers.
Somerset Redstreak Apple Scionwood (Spring 2023)
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.
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Subcategory: Heirloom, Cider
Fruit Uses & Storage
Cider classification: bittersweet
Storage duration: (approximate, depending on storage conditions)
Skin color: red
Flesh color: off-white
Origin: Somerset, England
Introduced in: late 1800s
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
Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
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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|Williams' Pride Apple||0|
|Wickson Crab Apple||0|
|White Winter Pearmain Apple||0|
|Virginia Crab Apple||0|
|Spitzenburg Esopus Apple||0|
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