Apple Tree - Somerset Redstreak
Origin: Somerset late 19th century
Taste : Mild bitter-sweet
Flowering Group: 4
Size : Maiden (1-2 years old, around 100cm)
Harvest : October
Vigour : Medium
Somerset Redstreak probably originates from around Sutton Montis. Heavy cropping, easy apple tree - we have some lovely Redstreak treees in the village orchard. The apples are as you would think - red with stripes - and is ubiquitous across the county. Somerset Redstreak is a good apple for a mixed cider orchard.
Supplier : R.V.Roger Ltd.
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Depending on the tannin and acidity of their juice, cider apples are divided into bittersweets, bittersharps, sweets, and sharps. Most cider orchards are a mixture of varieties, making a blended cider, but there are some individual ciders made - for example, Kingston Black. They will only grow in the West, where conditions suit them, and are particularly concentrated in Somerset and Herefordshire. See our section on Pollination Groups to help you select your apple trees.
As the norm we use M106 (or "MM106") rootstocks for all of our apple trees, and sometimes the larger M25. These rootstocks were created specifically for use in the UK and produce healthy, heavy cropping trees for our weather conditions. M106 produces a medium sized apple tree, around 4 metres tall, which can also be trained into a fan, cordon or espalier. M25 rootstock will produce the 6m standard trees of a traditional orchard, where they would be planted between 6 and 8 metres apart.Please refer to our size guide for details.
Like all our apple trees, we offer Somerset Redstreak bare root. At the height of the lifting season - between November and March - there may be up to a month's delay between placing the order and dispatching due to pressure of orders, which are dealt with in date sequence, and the weather. Orders for apple trees from March to September are confirmed in late October/ early November ready for dispatch from November. Please consult our planting and care guide on receipt of your order.