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Binet Rouge Apple on B.118 (Spring 2023)


A traditional French bittersweet cider apple.

Binet Rouge is a cider apple from Normandy. It is a productive and precocious cropper, although the tree can be a sluggish grower and it tends to biennialism. It is mildew, fireblight, and scab susceptible. Late blooming and fairly cold hardy, Binet Rouge is known to survive at low zone 4, where other European cider varieties do not. It blooms for a long period, making it a useful pollenizer in the cider orchard. This apple is used exclusively in cider making and it is not suitable for fresh eating.

This small, hard apple is a staple for French cider and Calvados (apple brandy) makers, producing a high-quality, aromatic, bittersweet juice that ferments to roughly 8% alcohol. It matures late October in upstate New York.

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Binet Rouge is a cider apple from Normandy. It is a productive and precocious cropper, although the tree can be a sluggish grower and it tends to biennialism. It is mildew, fireblight, and scab susceptible. Late blooming and fairly cold hardy, Binet Rouge is known to survive at low zone 4, where other European cider varieties do not. It blooms for a long period, making it a useful pollenizer in the cider orchard. This apple is used exclusively in cider making and it is not suitable for fresh eating.

This small, hard apple is a staple for French cider and Calvados (apple brandy) makers, producing a high-quality, aromatic, bittersweet juice that ferments to roughly 8% alcohol. It matures late October in upstate New York.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

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

Fruit Uses & Storage

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

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: yellow
Flesh color: white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin: France
Introduced in:
Introduced by:

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 8
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Nov 02 (approximate, in New York State) + 48 days after McIntosh

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: B.118 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Semi-Standard (90% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 24'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Powdery Mildew: Susceptible
Fireblight: Susceptible
Apple Scab: Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 4
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Semi-Standard (90% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

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