Stoke Red Apple (tall)
This variety gained attention in the 1920s when surveys found trees growing in Rodney Stoke, Somerset. The trees are fairly vigorous and crop quite heavily. Produces a sharp, slightly astringent juice and a fine, sharp cider. One of the best. Fruit small, striped dark red over yellow to greenish-yellow skin. Late harvest with delayed cropping, but subsequently good yield and a biennial tendency; more than 3 weeks storage.
ALERT - limited range in Australia. Very high chill requirement 2500 hours. Only suitable for higher elevations with cold and long winters. Very late to flower, there are few reliable pollination partners.
- Pollination Group: PG5, part self-fertile
- Uses: Cider, bittersharp
- Harvest: May
- Features: Top cider variety, Vintage cider, scab resistant
DPI NSW accessed 23/3/15
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