Skip to main content

Muscadet De Dieppe Apple Scionwood (Spring 2024)


A traditional French bittersweet cider apple.

Muscadet de Dieppe is a cold-hardy, vigorous, and upright tree. It is somewhat disease resistant, but it suffers from low productivity. This apple is used exclusively for hard cider; it is not suitable for fresh eating.

Highly regarded by French cider makers since the 1750s, Muscadet de Dieppe is a smallish apple that ripens to a orange-red and is russeted around the stem. It yields a juice that is dark and somewhat bitter. It is described as douce amère "bittersweet" and tendre "soft." Fruit should be pressed within three weeks after harvest. (From WSU: Tannin (percent tannic acid): 0.21; Acid (percent malic acid): 0.26; pH: 4.12; SG: 1.057; oBrix 14.2.)

This apple has been a recommended variety for cider production in France since 1958.

Volume Pricing

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

Quantity Muscadet De Dieppe Apple Scion
1 $12.00
2-5 $7.00
6-10 $6.00
11-99 $5.00
100+ $4.00

Order Your Scions

Select clean or regular:

$13.00 ea.

This is the full retail price for orders of 1 scion. You can get these scion for as low as $4.00 each – see Volume Pricing above. More about Pricing & Grading.

66 in stock
Quantity
Best Pricing

Log in to your account to access the best pricing based on your past purchases; also see wholesale information

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.

Need Help?

Contact us


Muscadet de Dieppe is a cold-hardy, vigorous, and upright tree. It is somewhat disease resistant, but it suffers from low productivity. This apple is used exclusively for hard cider; it is not suitable for fresh eating.

Highly regarded by French cider makers since the 1750s, Muscadet de Dieppe is a smallish apple that ripens to a orange-red and is russeted around the stem. It yields a juice that is dark and somewhat bitter. It is described as douce amère "bittersweet" and tendre "soft." Fruit should be pressed within three weeks after harvest. (From WSU: Tannin (percent tannic acid): 0.21; Acid (percent malic acid): 0.26; pH: 4.12; SG: 1.057; oBrix 14.2.)

This apple has been a recommended variety for cider production in France since 1958.


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: yellow
Flesh color: off-white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin: Normandy, France
Introduced in: 1750s
Introduced by:

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 4 - 8
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Sep 15 (approximate, in New York State) + 0 days after McIntosh

Diseases & Pests

Apple Scab: Resistant
Fireblight: Resistant
Perennial Canker: Resistant
Powdery Mildew: Resistant

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 Muscadet De Dieppe 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.

Tree Ships Currently in Stock
Virginia Crab Apple 2024 0
Florina Apple 2024 0
Porter's Perfection Apple 2024 0
Elstar Apple 2024 0
Rubinette Apple 2024 0
St. Edmund's Russet Apple 2024 0
Spitzenburg Esopus Apple 2024 0
Liberty Apple 2024 0
Mother Apple 2024 0
Binet Rouge Apple 2024 0
Freyberg Apple 2024 0

See all pollination matches for Muscadet De Dieppe Apple






Featured Products

A few things we're loving right now...

Enterprise Apple on G.890

An attractive, highly disease-resistant apple, ideal for organic growers.

Roxbury Russet Apple on G.935

One of America's oldest apples, good for storage, baking, and cider.

Fantasia Nectarine on BY520-9. Nematode Resistant Peach/nectarine

A widely-grown, large, yellow-fleshed nectarine.