Ss Brewtech’s Biggest Baddest Holiday Giveaway Ever!

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Cider Forum > Planting trees
Thread Tools
Old 09-03-2011, 02:41 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: inverness, Ross-Shire
Posts: 1
Default Planting trees

Hey all.

Seriously got the cider fever. I have apples trees growing home in scotland and they are really good although I have no idea what type they are.. It's quite a mixture From cookers to carb

However I want to plant some new trees and wanted to ask what type of cider tree would be suitable for a cooler climate.

wmunroferguson1 is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 03:07 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Granite Bay, CA
Posts: 952
Liked 26 Times on 25 Posts
Likes Given: 26


I've got five apple trees that I helped my parents plant 20 years ago. Macintosh, Gravenstein, Golden Delicious, Fuji, and Johnathan. Bountiful crops every year. Need lots of tending and pruning. Though these are eating apples, I make gallons of cider from them each year.

Here is a list of cultivars on Wiki:

Also, get your hands on a copy of this book, it's a handy reference.

Hex is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 08:07 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 927
Liked 41 Times on 39 Posts
Likes Given: 2


Trees like yarlington mill, foxwhelp, dabinett are good cider apples. Have a look at Andrew Lea's site, He has a list of trees for the UK.
gregbathurst is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2011, 01:03 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: West Rutland, Vermont
Posts: 355
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts


One good way of guaranteeing cold hardiness is to buy from a local dealer or a wholesaler who is local. I buy my trees from a nursery in the same latitude as me and the next state over. Another way is to find out where the trees originated from. Asking the dealer is always good too. I really can't help with specific trees because I'm not from Scotland.
sashurlow is offline
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Any Kingston Black trees still avilable sashurlow Cider Forum 2 05-31-2011 09:43 AM
Cider apple trees Edcculus Cider Forum 8 09-27-2010 04:42 PM
First Cider Attempt - from my apple trees bfbf Cider Forum 22 08-11-2009 09:44 PM
New cider apple trees. gregbathurst Cider Forum 2 05-26-2009 10:32 PM
I have planted the Trees. Having-A-Homebrew Cider Forum 21 02-11-2009 12:58 PM

Forum Jump

Newest Threads