Apple Herefordshire Redstreak

Apple Herefordshire Redstreak

An ancient – and famous – cider apple, Apple Herefordshire Redstreak was raised on Lord Scudamore’s Herefordshire estate in the early 17th century from a pip he brought back from France. The fruits are medium-sized and green, characteristically streaked with red, producing a reddish, bitter-sharp juice, high in tannin and acid. It makes a red-tinted cider with high specific gravity and alcohol content, and is used for single vintage ciders as well as for blending. The tree is moderately vigorous, spur-bearing, and a good cropper, but with a tendency to biennial bearing, so it’s important to thin the apples. Fruit is rather thin-skinned. Some susceptibility to canker.

Site: Some shelter
Soil: Any reasonably well drained
Position: Crops best in full sun
Pick: November
Keep: November–December
Hardiness: Hardy
Pollination: Pollination Group 5 (pollinates with Groups 4, 5 and 6)
Uses: Cider apple

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During the bareroot season, our apples are pre pruned before being dispatched by mail order.

Type | Size: Bareroot 1yr
Rootstock: MM106
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