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Kermerrien Apple on G.11 (Spring 2022)


A traditional French cider apple classified as bittersweet. Also known as Kermorrien, Kêrmerien.

This is a medium-sized tree, upright with a rounded form. It is susceptible to powdery mildew and scab. Careful pruning and thinning is recommended to maintain annual bearing. Kermerrien is used exclusively for cider; it is not suitable for fresh eating.

Kermerrien is an old French apple, traditionally one of the most commonly used apples in Breton for cider (cidre). This apple is smallish and slightly tapered. The skin is yellow blushed and striped with a pinkish red. It is a "second season" apple in France (October-early November), and it yields a pale golden juice that is classified as douce amere, or bittersweet. It was added to the recommended list of cider apples in 1949. (From WSU: Tannin (percent tannic acid): 0.32; Acid (percent malic acid): 0.2; pH: 3.88; SG: 1.050; oBrix 12.5.)

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This is a medium-sized tree, upright with a rounded form. It is susceptible to powdery mildew and scab. Careful pruning and thinning is recommended to maintain annual bearing. Kermerrien is used exclusively for cider; it is not suitable for fresh eating.

Kermerrien is an old French apple, traditionally one of the most commonly used apples in Breton for cider (cidre). This apple is smallish and slightly tapered. The skin is yellow blushed and striped with a pinkish red. It is a "second season" apple in France (October-early November), and it yields a pale golden juice that is classified as douce amere, or bittersweet. It was added to the recommended list of cider apples in 1949. (From WSU: Tannin (percent tannic acid): 0.32; Acid (percent malic acid): 0.2; pH: 3.88; SG: 1.050; oBrix 12.5.)


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Cider, Hot-Climate

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: Brittany, France
Introduced in:
Introduced by:

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

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

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

Powdery Mildew: Susceptible
Apple Scab: Susceptible
Perennial Canker: Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 2
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Dwarf (25% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

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