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Muscat De Bernay Apple on G.11 (Spring 2022)


A traditional bittersweet cider apple from France. Also known as Muscadet, Muscadet de Bernay.

This tree is very tall, upright-spreading, vigorous, and tends to biennialism. It is slightly susceptible to fireblight, powdery mildew, scab, and canker.

Muscadet de Bernay is a large apple, striped and splashed red over yellow. The fruit tends to drop before ripening. The greenish flesh yields a robust golden bittersweet juice that is used primarily for hard cider; this apple is not considered suitable for fresh eating. (From WSU: Tannin (percent tannic acid): 0.19; Acid (percent malic acid): 0.28; pH: 3.94; SG: 1.050; oBrix 11.9.)

First grown near the commune of Bernay at the site of a Benedictine Abbey, Muscadet de Bernay arrived in America in 1952.

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This tree is very tall, upright-spreading, vigorous, and tends to biennialism. It is slightly susceptible to fireblight, powdery mildew, scab, and canker.

Muscadet de Bernay is a large apple, striped and splashed red over yellow. The fruit tends to drop before ripening. The greenish flesh yields a robust golden bittersweet juice that is used primarily for hard cider; this apple is not considered suitable for fresh eating. (From WSU: Tannin (percent tannic acid): 0.19; Acid (percent malic acid): 0.28; pH: 3.94; SG: 1.050; oBrix 11.9.)

First grown near the commune of Bernay at the site of a Benedictine Abbey, Muscadet de Bernay arrived in America in 1952.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Heirloom, Cider, Hot-Climate

Fruit Uses & Storage

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

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: off-white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin: Normandy, France
Introduced in: 1872
Introduced by:

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 6 - 8
Chill hours: 0
Ripening date: Oct 20 (approximate, in New York State) + 35 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

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