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Old 04-19-2014, 08:59 AM   #1
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I'll be moving and with the move comes the chance to plant 4-5 apple trees. I've been checking and a couple of Ashmead Kernels would be good but I'd need some varieties for tannins and acidity. I like mainly West Country cider: scrumpy, medium-dry to dry stuff with a bite. Any ideas? Wouldn't like to start by planting the wrong apples!

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Old 04-19-2014, 12:39 PM   #2
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I would consider Golden Russet, Baldwin, Gravenstein, Arkansas Black, and plant a crabapple, maybe a hyslop variety.

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Cool, never heard of any of those ao I'll research. I was considering Worcester Pearmain, Dabinett and some Devon varieties as our weather is relatively the same.

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These are some that I'd find easy to order:
http://devon-apples.co.uk/directory/apples/

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Check out Stephan Hayes on youtube or fruitwise, he is in the UK and reviews a lot of different cider apples. WVMJ

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Kingston Black.

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Any of those would make a fine English Style Cider.

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Make sure you know what type of cider your looking to brew. You will most likely want a blend but don't pigeon hole yourself into high tannin if you tend not to like more tannic ciders. Also on a personal note I would plant a honeycrisp just for eating.

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