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Stembridge Cluster Apple Scionwood (Spring 2024)


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. As you would expect from the tree's name, the fruit often grows in clusters. 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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Quantity Stembridge Cluster Apple Scion
1 $12.00
2-5 $7.00
6-10 $6.00
11-99 $5.00
100+ $4.00

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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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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. As you would expect from the tree's name, the fruit often grows in clusters. 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.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Heirloom, Cider

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: cider, baking
Cider classification: bittersharp
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:
Introduced by:

The Environment

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

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 5
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid

Pollination Partners

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