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Somerset Redstreak Apple on G.11 (Spring 2021)


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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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.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Heirloom, Cider

Fruit Uses & Storage

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

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: off-white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin: Somerset, England
Introduced in: late 1800s
Introduced by:

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 4 - 7
Chill hours: 0
Ripening date: Sep 08 (approximate, in New York State) - 7 days after McIntosh

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: G.11 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Dwarf (25% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 8'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Fireblight: Very Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Dwarf (25% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Somerset Redstreak Apple on G.11. 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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Galarina™ X-4982 CV. Apple on G.11 2021 197
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Winecrisp™ Apple on G.11 2021 161
Spitzenburg Esopus Apple on G.11 2021 107
CrimsonCrisp™ Apple on G.11 2021 99
CrimsonCrisp™ Apple on G.214 2021 69
Yarlington Mill Apple on B.9 2021 67
Crimson® Topaz CV. Apple on G.41 2021 66
Galarina™ X-4982 CV. Apple on G.16 2021 66
Fuji, Beni Shogun Apple on G.11 2021 65
GoldRush Apple on G.11 2021 59

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