Skip to main content

Tremlett's Bitter Apple on G.30 (Spring 2022)


A bittersharp cider apple of mysterious origin. Also known as Geneva Tremlett's Bitter, False Tremlett's Bitter.

This tree is productive but very biennial tending and it will need diligent thinning to maintain annual bearing. It is low vigor with a tendency to become spurbound and mildly susceptible to fireblight. Geneva Tremlett's is a cider apple; it is not suitable for fresh eating. It is important to note that Geneva Tremlett's Bitter is distinct from and unrelated to the English variety Tremlett's Bitter.

Ripening of this apple is uneven; it starts mid-September and continues through to early October. The fruit is blushed and striped a rosy red over yellow-green, and it yields a juice that is bittersharp (as opposed to the "true" English Tremlett's, which is a bittersweet.) Steve Selin of South Hill Cider here in Ithaca, NY finds that the juice is a great source of acid and hard tannins, and that it is distinguished by strawberry aromas.

Geneva Tremlett's is the result of a filing error at the USDA repository in Geneva, NY. For many years scion of this tree was mistakenly distributed as Tremlett's Bitter, but by the time it was realized that this tree is quite different from the original Tremlett's, growers had already decided that they liked the imposter; this apple is perhaps even superior to its namesake. The ultimate source of the variety is unknown.

Order Your Trees

Select a shipping year

Select a grade

$30.75

4 in stock
Quantity
Best Pricing

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

Tree Grading

Grade is a measure of tree size at time of sale, with Grade 0 being the biggest; see pricing & grading

Custom Trees

For large orders to be delivered in future years, or for trees from your cuttings, you can order custom trees

Need Help?

Contact us


This tree is productive but very biennial tending and it will need diligent thinning to maintain annual bearing. It is low vigor with a tendency to become spurbound and mildly susceptible to fireblight. Geneva Tremlett's is a cider apple; it is not suitable for fresh eating. It is important to note that Geneva Tremlett's Bitter is distinct from and unrelated to the English variety Tremlett's Bitter.

Ripening of this apple is uneven; it starts mid-September and continues through to early October. The fruit is blushed and striped a rosy red over yellow-green, and it yields a juice that is bittersharp (as opposed to the "true" English Tremlett's, which is a bittersweet.) Steve Selin of South Hill Cider here in Ithaca, NY finds that the juice is a great source of acid and hard tannins, and that it is distinguished by strawberry aromas.

Geneva Tremlett's is the result of a filing error at the USDA repository in Geneva, NY. For many years scion of this tree was mistakenly distributed as Tremlett's Bitter, but by the time it was realized that this tree is quite different from the original Tremlett's, growers had already decided that they liked the imposter; this apple is perhaps even superior to its namesake. The ultimate source of the variety is unknown.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Cider, Disease-Resistant

Fruit Uses & Storage

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

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: off-white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin: Geneva, NY
Introduced in: 1949
Introduced by:

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 7
Chill hours: 0
Ripening date: Sep 15 (approximate, in New York State) + 0 days after McIntosh

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: G.30 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Half-Standard (50% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 18'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Fireblight: Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Half-Standard (50% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Tremlett's Bitter Apple on G.30. 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
Galarina™ X-4982 CV. Apple on G.890 2022 68
Enterprise Apple on G.30 2022 63
Pixie Crunch® Apple on G.890 2022 63
Sansa Apple on G.890 2022 48
Honeycrisp Apple on G.30 2022 42
Repinaldo Do Liebana Apple on G.890 2022 30
Porter's Perfection Apple on G.890 2022 13
Dabinett Apple on G.890 2022 13
Newtown Pippin Apple on G.30 2022 12
Kingston Black Apple on G.890 2022 11
Harrison Apple on G.890 2022 10

See all pollination matches for Tremlett's Bitter Apple on G.30






Featured Products

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

Historic American Fruit Trees

These apples and pears were grown in North America during the Colonial Era and through the time of the American...

Winecrisp™ Apple on G.11

A beautiful purple, late-season, disease-resistant dessert apple.

Flemish Beauty Pear on OHxF 87

A hardy pear with exceptionally good flavor.

Backyard Fruit Trees

Looking for easy-to-grow trees for your home orchard? Choose from these apple, peach, pear, plum, and cherry varieties that...