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Ellis Bitter

A traditional medium bittersweet cider apple widely grown in the West Country.

Origin: Devon UK,

Pollination: Ellis Bitter is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Ellis Bitter apple trees for sale

MM111 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Vigorous) £20.50 Sold-out

History and description of Ellis Bitter

Believed to have arisen in 19th Century on the farm of Mr Ellis at Newton St Cyres, Devon. Grown widely in the West Country and Herefordshire. Medium sized red flushed fruit. Produces a sweet, astringent juice and medium bittersweet cider. A vigorous tip-bearing tree with a bienniel tendency. Fruit tends to drop as it ripens.

Characteristics of Ellis Bitter apple trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeLate Sep/Early Oct
Season of useSep-Oct
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Special featuresGood for Cider
Pollination date20
Pollination groupF
PollinatorsPollination partners