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Cap Of Liberty Apple on G.210 (Spring 2022)


A very old bittersharp English cider apple from Somerset. Also known as Red Soldier, Bloody Soldier.

This is a medium-sized tree whose habit is "rangy"; it produces a few long, unbranching limbs. It is productive but tends to biennialism. Cap of Liberty is susceptible to fireblight, canker, and scab, and it is predisposed to watercore. This apple is used exclusively in cider production; it is not suitable for fresh eating.

The fruit is small, conical, and yellow with dull red stripes. It is similar to other Somerset varieties, yielding an amber juice of excellent quality, high in tannin and acid, which can be used for single-variety ciders. The flavors are complex and spiced, with a long, bitter finish. (From WSU: Tannin (percent tannic acid): 0.20; Acid (percent malic acid): 1.14; pH: 3.14; SG: 1.047; oBrix 11.8.)

This apple is thought to be related to the Lambrook Pippin. Its exact origin is obscure; it probably arose in the 13th century, but any time from the 11th-14th centuries is possible.

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This is a medium-sized tree whose habit is "rangy"; it produces a few long, unbranching limbs. It is productive but tends to biennialism. Cap of Liberty is susceptible to fireblight, canker, and scab, and it is predisposed to watercore. This apple is used exclusively in cider production; it is not suitable for fresh eating.

The fruit is small, conical, and yellow with dull red stripes. It is similar to other Somerset varieties, yielding an amber juice of excellent quality, high in tannin and acid, which can be used for single-variety ciders. The flavors are complex and spiced, with a long, bitter finish. (From WSU: Tannin (percent tannic acid): 0.20; Acid (percent malic acid): 1.14; pH: 3.14; SG: 1.047; oBrix 11.8.)

This apple is thought to be related to the Lambrook Pippin. Its exact origin is obscure; it probably arose in the 13th century, but any time from the 11th-14th centuries is possible.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

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

Fruit Uses & Storage

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

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: yellow
Flesh color: off-white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin: Somerset, England
Introduced in: 11th-14th century
Introduced by:

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 8
Chill hours: 0
Ripening date: Sep 08 (approximate, in New York State) 7 days before McIntosh

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: G.210 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Semi-Dwarf (40% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 12'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Apple Scab: Very Susceptible
Perennial Canker: Susceptible
Fireblight: Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 2
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Semi-Dwarf (40% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Cap Of Liberty Apple on G.210. 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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Pixie Crunch® Apple on G.210 2022 172
Winecrisp™ Apple on G.202 2022 150
Winecrisp™ Apple on G.210 2022 140
Pink Lady® Cripps Pink CV. Apple on G.935 2022 99
Honeycrisp Apple on G.202 2022 66
Sansa Apple on G.210 2022 65
Enterprise Apple on G.969 2022 60
Honeycrisp Apple on G.935 2022 56

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