Bulmer’s Norman was an unnamed bittersweet cider apple discovered in Normandy, France and imported into Hereford, England by HP Bulmer & Co., Ltd. in the late 1800’s. Known for the intensity of its hard and bitter tannin, Bulmer’s Norman adds significant body and texture when blended with other cider varieties.
Fruit is medium to large with greenish-yellow skin and produces an astringent sweet juice which ferments rapidly into fine bittersweet cider. Tree is strong and vigorous and is frequently used as rootstock for grafting. It is a pollen-sterile triploid and thus requires a good pollinizer tree nearby. Ripens mid-fall and is not a good keeper.
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