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Fruit ripening time: April 


An excellent vintage cider apple, suitable for single-varietal cider with a good balanced flavour.


Producing a traditional, high quality amber cider, with good apple flavours, medium bittersweet, has well rounded tannins and a good aroma (tannins 0.32%, acid levels 0.22%, Brix 10 to 14).


The fruit are small to medium in size, with a yellow skin flushed with a dark red blush. The flesh is white, with some red veining. Crisp, juicy, with a distinct astringency and a good balance of sweetness.


The variety is vigorous and spur bearing. As a heavy cropper, it can tend towards biannual cropping unless skilled pruning is adopted.


Uses: Cider apple. The astringency makes this apple unpalatable for fresh eating. Stores well but should be used within 2 weeks of harvest for the best results.


Tree Size:

Dwarf: Can be kept to 1.5 m and grown in containers. Must be staked.


Semi-dwarf: 3 - 5 m tall, depending on shape


Pollinators: Akané, Belle Cacheuse, Braeburn, Bonza, Brown's Apple, BUlmers Norman, Cleopatra, Cornish Aromatic, Cox’s Orange Pippin, Cripps Pink, Democrat, Fuji, Freyberg, Gala, Geeveston Fanny, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Jonathan, Kingston Black, Lady in the Snow, Laxton’s Fortune, Prince Alfred, Red Delicious, Sturmer, Worcester Pearmain, and white flowering Crabapples.


Flowering Group 3 and partially self-fertile, however, pollination is greatly improved with a pollination partner.

Yarlington Mill


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