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Ellis Bitter

 

Ellis Bitter

Ellis Bitter

Ellis Bitter is a very precocious variety. It forms a fine, self-sterile tree (a pollinator – another apple tree – is required) with wide-angled branches. It is a tip-bearer, producing bitter-sweet, large, conical fruit that is ready to harvest in late September. The fruit tends to drop when it is ripe. It apparently originates from Devon in the 19th century, from a farm owned by one Mr. Ellis.

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Camelot

 

Camelot

Camelot

A vigorous tree that produces attractive pink blossom, and then large, sharp, bitter fruit that resembles Newton Wonder in appearance. It crops fairly late. As well as for cider, the fruit is excellent for making apple sauce. The variety is disease-resistant. It was introduced in Somerset in 1850.

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