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Tom Putt

Tom Putt
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3

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 flavor mellows when cooked.

Malus domestica

Tom Putt cider apple trees for sale

  • 11-year maiden bare-root tree 24.95
    MM106 rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • 21-year maiden bare-root tree 24.95
    M25 rootstock
    Full size size (4.5m-6m after 10 years)
    Out of stock

How to grow

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

History

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

Tom Putt characteristics

  • Using

    • Picking season:Early
    • Cropping:Good
    • Fruit persistence:Normal ripening
    • Useful for:CulinaryJuiceHard ciderTraditional cooker
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Average
    • Self-fertility:Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group:3
    • Pollinating others:Poor
    • Ploidy:Triploid
    • Vigour:Vigorous
    • Precocity:Precocious
    • Bearing regularity:Regular
    • Fruit bearing:Spur-bearer
  • Problems

    • Disease resistance:Good
    • Scab:Some resistance
  • Climate

    • Climate type:Temperate climatesMild damp climates
    • Summer average maximum temperatures:Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Cold (< 20C / 67F)
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:United Kingdom
    • Period of origin:1750 - 1799