Stoke Red Apple

Malus domestica
A traditional West Country medium bittersharp cider apple.

Origin: Somerset UK 1920

Pollination:  Stoke Red is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

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Stoke Red Apple Trees for sale - order online

We currently produce this variety to order only through our bud-grafting service. You cannot order on line. If you wish to order please contact us using the messaging facility on the contact us page. Let us have your name, postal address, telephone and email address as well as which variety you would like us to produce, how many and on what rootstock. Bud-grafting is carried out in late July and early August. The trees would be supplied approximately 18 months later. We normally need to have received orders by the beginning of July. Please click here for full details of our bud-grafting service.


History and description of Stoke Red

Stoke Red cider apple first came to prominence in Rodney Stoke in Somerset in 1920's. The variety was also found to have been grown earlier at Wedmore in Somerset where it was known as 'Neverblight'. The fruit is small to medium sized, yellow skinned with a bright red flush. It produces a medium bittersharp juice which ferments to a sharp often scented vintage quality cider. The tree is of medium vigour, spreading and very resistant to scab. Cropping is heavy but with a bineniel tendancy.



Main characteristics of Stoke Red

Use Cider
Colour Flushed
Flavour Bittersharp
Fruit size  Small
Picking time  Oct
Season of use  Nov

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Biennial
Disease resistance  Scab: Very resistant

Pollination date  23
Pollination group  G
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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