An attractive, highly disease-resistant apple, ideal for organic growers.
Stembridge Cluster Apple Scionwood (Spring 2023)
A traditional bittersharp cider apple from Somerset, England.
Hardy to zone 4, this tree is precocious and productive. It does tend strongly to biennialism and will need diligent thinning. Stembridge Cluster is susceptible to scab and canker, and very susceptible to fireblight.
The apple is small, green-yellow striped and flushed red. It yields a juice that is sharp to bittersharp, and valued for both baking and cider. Eve's Cidery writes that it is a "good bittersharp that can exhibit petrol qualities."
Stembridge Cluster hails from the cider country of Somerset, England. Somerset and Herefordshire are the two areas traditionally associated with the production of small-batch, artisanal ciders that use heirloom apple varieties.
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Subcategory: Heirloom, Cider
Fruit Uses & Storage
Uses: cider, baking
Cider classification: bittersharp
Storage duration: less than one month (approximate, depending on storage conditions)
Skin color: red
Flesh color: white
Origin: Somerset, England
Calendar & Geography
USDA zones: 4 - 7
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Oct 20 (approximate, in New York State) + 35 days after McIntosh
Diseases & Pests
Apple Scab: Susceptible
Fireblight: Very Susceptible
Perennial Canker: Susceptible
Bloom group: 5
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Stembridge Cluster 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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|Wolf River Apple||0|
|White Winter Pearmain Apple||0|
|Virginia Crab Apple||0|
|Spitzenburg Esopus Apple||0|
|Somerset Redstreak Apple||0|
|Tremlett's Bitter Apple||0|
|Sweet Coppin Apple||0|
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