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Old 09-03-2011, 02:41 PM   #1
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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.


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Old 09-03-2011, 03:07 PM   #2
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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:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_apple_cultivars

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


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Old 09-03-2011, 08:07 PM   #3
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Trees like yarlington mill, foxwhelp, dabinett are good cider apples. Have a look at Andrew Lea's site, cider.org.uk He has a list of trees for the UK.
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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.
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