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Fruit tree comparison - Somerset Redstreak
Cider apple trees

Somerset Redstreak

An English cider apple variety producing a very high-quality bittersweet juice.  Remove this variety from the comparison

Growing

Gardening skill? Average
Cropping Good
Fertility? Not self-fertile
Flowering group? 5
Pollinating others? Average
Ploidy? Diploid
Vigour? Slightly large
Precocity? Precocious
Bearing regularity? Biennial tendency
Growth habit Upright
Fruit bearing? Spur-bearer
Fruit persistence? Normal ripening

Using

Picking season? Late
Use / keeping? 2-3 weeks
Flavour quality? Very good
Flavour style Sharper
Juice style Bittersweet (cider)

Looking after

Overall disease resistance? Average

Identification

Country of origin United Kingdom
Period of origin 1900 - 1949
Fruit colour Orange / Red
Blossom colour Pink - light
Leaf colour Green