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Morgan Sweet

Morgan Sweet

Morgan Sweet is a traditional English west-country cider variety, producing a full sweet cider juice.

Although now usually classified as a cider apple variety, Morgan Sweet can be used when fully ripe as a passable eating apple. Many city children evacuated to the Somerset countryside during the Second World War have fond memories of Morgan Sweet as an eating apple - it was often the only kind available at the time.

Malus domestica

Morgan Sweet cider apple trees for sale

  • 1.1-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    MM106 rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • 2.1-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    M25 rootstock
    Full size size (4.5m-6m after 10 years)


History

West Country, 1800s.



Morgan Sweet characteristics

  • Using

    • Picking period (southern UK):mid-August
    • Picking season:Early
    • Cropping:Heavy
    • Food uses:Juice, Hard cider
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Average
    • Self-fertility:Not self-fertile
    • Pollinating others:Poor
    • Ploidy:Triploid
    • Vigour:Vigorous
    • Bearing regularity:Regular
    • Fruit bearing:Spur-bearer
  • Climate

    • Summer average maximum temperatures:Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F), Cold (< 20C / 67F)
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:United Kingdom
    • Period of origin:1750 - 1799
    • Fruit colour:Green