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Somerset Redstreak

Somerset Redstreak
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 5

A traditional English cider apple producing a bittersweet juice. Somerset Redstreak is one of the main commercial cider varieties planted in England.

Malus domestica

Somerset Redstreak cider apple trees for sale

  • 1-year maiden bare-root tree 24.95
    MM106 rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Deliveries resume December 2020


How to grow

Somerset Redstreak is slightly prone to biennial bearing, fruiting more heavily in alternate years. This can be controlled by heavier thinning in the "on" year.

It ripens slightly ahead of the main late-season cider varieties.

History

England, early 20th century.

Somerset Redstreak characteristics

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping2-3 weeks
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Useful forHard cider
  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group5
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourSlightly large
  • PrecocityPrecocious
  • Bearing regularityBiennial tendency
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • ScabSome resistance
  • Climate typeTemperate climatesMild damp climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Flower colourPink - light
  • Fruit colourOrange / RedRed striped