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Muscadet De Dieppe Apple on MM.111 (Spring 2022)


A traditional French bittersweet cider apple.

Muscadet de Dieppe is a cold-hardy, vigorous, and upright tree. It is somewhat disease resistant, but it suffers from low productivity. This apple is used exclusively for hard cider; it is not suitable for fresh eating.

Highly regarded by French cider makers since the 1750s, Muscadet de Dieppe is a smallish apple that ripens to a orange-red and is russeted around the stem. It yields a juice that is dark and somewhat bitter. It is described as douce amère "bittersweet" and tendre "soft." Fruit should be pressed within three weeks after harvest. (From WSU: Tannin (percent tannic acid): 0.21; Acid (percent malic acid): 0.26; pH: 4.12; SG: 1.057; oBrix 14.2.)

This apple has been a recommended variety for cider production in France since 1958.

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Muscadet de Dieppe is a cold-hardy, vigorous, and upright tree. It is somewhat disease resistant, but it suffers from low productivity. This apple is used exclusively for hard cider; it is not suitable for fresh eating.

Highly regarded by French cider makers since the 1750s, Muscadet de Dieppe is a smallish apple that ripens to a orange-red and is russeted around the stem. It yields a juice that is dark and somewhat bitter. It is described as douce amère "bittersweet" and tendre "soft." Fruit should be pressed within three weeks after harvest. (From WSU: Tannin (percent tannic acid): 0.21; Acid (percent malic acid): 0.26; pH: 4.12; SG: 1.057; oBrix 14.2.)

This apple has been a recommended variety for cider production in France since 1958.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Heirloom, Cider

Fruit Uses & Storage

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

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: yellow
Flesh color: off-white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin: Normandy, France
Introduced in: 1750s
Introduced by:

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 4 - 8
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Sep 15 (approximate, in New York State) + 0 days after McIntosh

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: MM.111 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Semi-Standard (85% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 24'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Fireblight: Resistant
Powdery Mildew: Resistant
Apple Scab: Resistant
Perennial Canker: Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 2
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Semi-Standard (85% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Muscadet De Dieppe Apple on MM.111. 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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De La Riega Apple on B.118 2022 0
Enterprise Apple on MM.111 2022 0
Kidd's Orange Red Apple on B.118 2022 0
Coat Jersey Apple on B.118 2022 0
Yarlington Mill Apple on MM.111 2022 0
Black Oxford Apple on MM.111 2022 0

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