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Cider Apple Trees

Cider is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented juice.

While some ciders are made purely from single varietal cider apples, many ciders are a blend, borrowing the complex flavours and sweetness from popular desert apples with the tannins,  bitter and astringent qualities of cider apples.

​ Trees are sold bare rooted during the Winter dormant period,
please see our FAQ page for more information.
For enquiries and custom grafts, please email

The information contained in this list is intended as a guide only. Fruit ripening times will depend on you location, the local climate and the rootstock the scion is grafted onto. Flowering times are averages, and actual times will depend on your local climate, and the season.


Apples will set fruit better when a pollination partner is present, even if the variety is self-fertile.

It is important to note that triploid apples varieties will not produce viable pollen. They cannot pollinate other apple varieties. In addition to not producing pollen, the triploid apple varieties will need at least two different apple varieties for fruit set. This is because the triploid varieties have 3 sets of chromosomes, and need an extra source of pollen.

It may also be worth considering a planting a Crabapple. They are beautiful trees, with long flowering times and the bees love them! The white flowering varieties are great pollinators for both eating and cider apple trees. Crabapples are often used as pollinators in commercial orchards, because they are very effective.


Deciduous Rootstock and Tree Specialists

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