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Muscadet De Dieppe Apple on G.890 (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: 0
Ripening date: Sep 15 (approximate, in New York State) + 0 days after McIntosh

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: G.890 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Half-Standard (60% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 18'
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: Half-Standard (60% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

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