Tom Putt cider apple trees

Tom Putt cider apple tree
  • Pick: Early-season (early September)
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Uses: Cookery | Juicing | Cider 
  • Disease-resistance: Good
  • Pollination partners

Tom Putt is an old English cider variety, which can also be used for cooking. The fruit size is quite large for a cider variety, and the sharp flavour mellows when cooked.

Tom Putt cider apple trees for sale

Deliveries start December 2018.

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - MM106 rootstock 27.90
Full size  (5m+ after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - M25 rootstock 28.90

Delivery period: Trees are delivered between November and March. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in an area with very cold winters please let us know so that we can scheduled delivery for early spring.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

Summary features of Tom Putt

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 3?
  • Pollinating others: Poor?
  • Ploidy: Triploid?
  • Vigour: Large?
  • Precocity: Precocious?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?
  • Organic / no-spray culture?
  • Scab: Some resistance?

Uses

  • Picking season: Early?
  • Flavour quality: Good?
  • Flavour style: Sharper
  • Good for cooking
  • Good for juice
  • Good for cider
  • Cooking result: Textured puree
  • Juice style: Sharp (cider)
  • Vitamin C content: Low?

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1750 - 1799
  • Fruit colour: Orange flush
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Rarely grown?

Climate

  • Temperate climates
  • Tolerates cold winters
  • Mild / damp climates?
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Tom Putt

Tom Putt is in flowering group 3. Tom Putt is a triploid variety and cannot pollinate other varieties. It needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby. You can either plant a self-fertile variety (which will pollinate itself and the Tom Putt) or you can plant two pollination partners which must each be of different varieties and able to cross-pollinate each other as well as the Tom Putt. If you need further advice on this just get in touch. Since it flowers in the middle of the blossom season it can be pollinated by most other cider apple trees. Like all cider-apple varieties it can also be pollinated by most other apple varieties or crab-apples flowering at the same time.

How to grow Tom Putt cider apple trees

Like many old varieties, Tom Putt has good natural disease resistance.

Historical details

Thought to originate in Somerset or Devon, in south-west England, in the late 18th century.

Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Tom Putt'