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Does anyone have a cider apple nursery recommendation?  RSS feed

 
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We are considering integrating Cider apples into our mix here. Also I have friend that is looking to put in a few acres of cider apples.

Does anyone have a cider apple nursery recommendation?

Thanks team!

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I've ordered from Cummins Nursery in the past and they seem to have a pretty good selection of cider apples. Here is a direct link to their cider page. While Cummins does offer a good product, they are a bit on the spendy side ($21 a tree when ordering 50-99 trees). It's very late in the season for ordering bareroot trees, so I would expect most places to have a lousy selection if you are ordering for this year.
 
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Apple variety selection has improved a lot in the last ten years or so.

Plain old variety counts for a lot as well.


And, don't forget to plant the raspberries for your "apple" cider.


I make an apple raspberry hard cider that gets rave reviews virtually every time somebody tries it.



 
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Thanks team!

As mentioned above its too late now but I have an excellent start on next year.

I did end up planting 70 more fruit and support trees this spring though, just no cider cultivars. So it's not a total loss!

Thanks team.
 
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Raintree Nursery has a good selection of apples and even pears for cider.
 
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