Ellis Bitter

$60.00

Ellis Bitter heritage apple tree. MORP will hold your purchase for up to two weeks. No refunds, credit only. Local pickup, no shipping. Schedule pickup time at morporchard@gmail.com

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Description

Traditional and sought after English bittersweet cider apple. Large in size for a cider apple standard. Red striped, conical shape. Heavy cropper. Tip bearer. Fruit drops when ripe; use within several weeks after harvest. Colorado cider makers have requested for orchards of these trees to be planted in our state.

Ellis Bitter
Ellis Bitter

Choose rootstock type depending on availability:

Malus domestica Standard sized seedling rootstock. This is what trees were historically grafted on. These will be large trees that will grow for a century or more due to their cold hardiness and drought tolerance. Plant 25 feet or more apart.

M111 Semi Dwarf rootstock. 3/4 size of standard. A good compromise if you want a slightly smaller tree. Plant 15 feet or more apart.

M7 Semi Dwarf, Smaller than M111. Probably not as long lived, but produces sooner. Longer lived than M26. Plant 12 feet or more apart.

M26 Dwarf, Short lived (a few decades), fast producing, needs staked, not drought tolerant or as cold hardy, plant as close to 1-2 feet apart.

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