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Stoke Red Apple Scionwood (Spring 2024)


A traditional vintage-quality, bittersharp cider apple from England. Also known as Neverblight, Stoke's Red.

Late blooming and late ripening, Stoke's Red is cold-hardy and highly resistant–perhaps immune–to scab. On the down side, it is slow to bear and susceptible to fireblight. The tree is moderately vigorous, spreading, and has a tendency to biennialism; it should be well thinned in years when it crops heavily. This tree is an excellent pollenizer for other late-blooming varieties.

Stoke Red is an English heirloom apple originating from Somerset that yields a vintage-quality bittersharp juice (suitable for a single-variety cider) with a perfect tannin/acid balance. The fruit is small, red striped over yellow, and slightly flat. The white flesh is tinged red, soft, and juicy. Gary Moulton from WSU writes: "Stoke Red is quite disease resistant and a very late bittersharp; makes an excellent cider second only to Kingston Black. Tree habit not favorable, as it has more of a bush habit. For some of our more dense orchards that might not be a bad thing." From WSU: Tannin (percent tannic acid) 0.28; Acid (percent malic acid) 0.66; pH 3.49; SG 1.045; oBrix 11.7.

Volume Pricing

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Quantity Stoke Red 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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Late blooming and late ripening, Stoke's Red is cold-hardy and highly resistant–perhaps immune–to scab. On the down side, it is slow to bear and susceptible to fireblight. The tree is moderately vigorous, spreading, and has a tendency to biennialism; it should be well thinned in years when it crops heavily. This tree is an excellent pollenizer for other late-blooming varieties.

Stoke Red is an English heirloom apple originating from Somerset that yields a vintage-quality bittersharp juice (suitable for a single-variety cider) with a perfect tannin/acid balance. The fruit is small, red striped over yellow, and slightly flat. The white flesh is tinged red, soft, and juicy. Gary Moulton from WSU writes: "Stoke Red is quite disease resistant and a very late bittersharp; makes an excellent cider second only to Kingston Black. Tree habit not favorable, as it has more of a bush habit. For some of our more dense orchards that might not be a bad thing." From WSU: Tannin (percent tannic acid) 0.28; Acid (percent malic acid) 0.66; pH 3.49; SG 1.045; oBrix 11.7.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Heirloom, Cider

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: cider
Cider classification: bittersharp
Storage duration: (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin: Stoke, Somerset, England
Introduced in:
Introduced by:

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 7
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Oct 27 (approximate, in New York State) + 42 days after McIntosh

Diseases & Pests

Apple Scab: Very Resistant
Fireblight: Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

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

Pollination Partners

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