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West Croft Cider - The Apple Varieties in Ciders
All the apples used in West Croft Ciders are either grown in our own orchards, or by trusted local suppliers who embrace our organic ethos. Many of these varieties of apple are now scarce, and it is only through the efforts of dedicated growers that they continue to flourish where they are cultivated and cared for. Here is some information about the different varietes of Malus Domestica that we grow.
Breakwell's Seedling
Early Bittersharp cider apple
  • Type: Early
  • Flavour Category: Bittersharp
  • Malic Acid %: 0.64
  • Tanin%: 0.23

Ellis Bitter
Early Bittersweet cider apple
  • Type: Early
  • Flavour Category: Bittersweet
  • Malic Acid %: 0.2
  • Tanin%: 0.24

Frederick
Early Sharp cider apple
  • Type: Early
  • Flavour Category: Sharp
  • Malic Acid %: 1.02
  • Tanin%: 0.09

Taylor's Sweet
Early/mid Sweet cider apple
  • Type: Early/mid
  • Flavour Category: Sweet
  • Malic Acid %: 0.18
  • Tanin%: 0.14

Brown's Apple
Mid Sharp cider apple
  • Type: Mid
  • Flavour Category: Sharp
  • Malic Acid %: 0.72
  • Tanin%: 0.13

Michelin
Mid Bittersweet cider apple
  • Type: Mid
  • Flavour Category: Bittersweet
  • Malic Acid %: 0.25
  • Tanin%: 0.23

Sweet Coppin
Mid Sweet cider apple
  • Type: Mid
  • Flavour Category: Sweet
  • Malic Acid %: 0.2
  • Tanin%: 0.14

Brown Snout
Late Bittersweet cider apple
  • Type: Late
  • Flavour Category: Bittersweet
  • Malic Acid %: 0.24
  • Tanin%: 0.24

Chisel Jersey
Late Bittersweet cider apple
  • Type: Late
  • Flavour Category: Bittersweet
  • Malic Acid %: 0.22
  • Tanin%: 0.4

Dabinett
Late Bittersweet cider apple
  • Type: Late
  • Flavour Category: Bittersweet
  • Malic Acid %: 0.18
  • Tanin%: 0.29

Harry Masters Jersey
Late Bittersweet cider apple
  • Type: Late
  • Flavour Category: Bittersweet
  • Malic Acid %: 0.2
  • Tanin%: 0.32

Vilberie
Late Bittersweet cider apple
  • Type: Late
  • Flavour Category: Bittersweet
  • Malic Acid %: 0.22
  • Tanin%: 0.52

Yarlington Mill
Late Bittersweet cider apple
  • Type: Late
  • Flavour Category: Bittersweet
  • Malic Acid %: 0.22
  • Tanin%: 0.32

Kingston Black
Late Bittersharp cider apple
  • Type: Late
  • Flavour Category: Bittersharp
  • Malic Acid %: 0.58
  • Tanin%: 0.2

Stoke Red
Late Bittersharp cider apple
  • Type: Late
  • Flavour Category: Bittersharp
  • Malic Acid %: 0.64
  • Tanin%: 0.31

Tom Putt
Late Sharp cider apple
  • Type: Late
  • Flavour Category: Sharp
  • Malic Acid %: 0.68
  • Tanin%: 0.14

Morgan's Sweet
Early mid Sweet cider apple
  • Type: Early mid
  • Flavour Category: Sweet
  • Malic Acid %: not known
  • Tanin%: not known

Sweet Blenheim
Eaarly mid Sweet cider apple
  • Type: Eaarly mid
  • Flavour Category: Sweet
  • Malic Acid %: not known
  • Tanin%: not known

Port Wine of Glastonbury
Mid Bittersweet cider apple
  • Type: Mid
  • Flavour Category: Bittersweet
  • Malic Acid %: not known
  • Tanin%: not known

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