Recommendations for cider apples in the states

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wtweten
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Recommendations for cider apples in the states

Post by wtweten » Mon May 19, 2014 11:12 pm

Hello. What are your favorite apple varieties for cider? I'm specifically interested in the various regions of the U.S., but would also welcome recommendations from other countries. Do Cox's Orange Pippin and Kingston Black perform well in a variety of areas, or are they more region-specific?

Thank you in advance; I value your opinions!

Wendy

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Re: Recommendations for cider apples in the states

Post by OrangePippin-Richard » Tue May 20, 2014 3:45 am

Cox Orange Pippin does not perform well in climates where summer average maximums are consistently above 86F. It prefers cooler summer climates. Also, Cox is not really considered a cider variety in England!

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Re: Recommendations for cider apples in the states

Post by wtweten » Wed May 21, 2014 11:01 pm

Good info...thanks OP-Richard!

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Re: Recommendations for cider apples in the states

Post by Phil » Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:14 pm

In England Cox is used in single variety cider, or hard cider as it is called in the US. It makes a beautiful cider, although your climate may be too hot, we had a week of 30C temp and ours got stressed. (Somerset)

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Re: Recommendations for cider apples in the states

Post by DannyAppleSeed » Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:21 am

Perhaps this list might be helpful to you http://www.ciderschool.com/orcharding/apples/

It talks about the different apple varieties in NA as well as their distinct characteristics.

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