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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.
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.