Major Apple Trees

  • Bittersweet
  • Heavy Cropper
  • Hardy to zone 4
  • “Vintage” cider

Major is a traditional English hard-cider variety, producing a full bittersweet juice. It is a very useful early cider apple, ripening by the end of September and helping to extend the cider making season. It is one of the few apple varietals known to produce and excellent single varietal “vintage” cider.

An old variety found in many traditional orchards through Somerset and Devon. It has been used extensively in the bush orchards of the 1980s/90s and the juice makes a full bittersweet, fruity cider.

A triploid variety, it forms a vigorous tree with a good centre leader habit and generous cropping.

Height of tree when mature:

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