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Somerset Redstreak

Cider apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Thought to have originated in the Sutton Montis area of Somerset. As a result of its good performance in a 1917 trial at the National Fruit & Cider Institute together with good orchard performance at Burghill, Hereford, it was subsequently propagated to be included in many commercial cider orchards. The medium sized fruit ripens in October. Produces a mild or medium bittersweet cider of average quality.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in Tidnor Wood National Collection® of Malus (Cider making)

Accession No.
1989 - 106


Accession name
Somerset Redstreak
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
8th MayFull (80%) flowering
16th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1
medium 1
Globose conical 1
54.40 mm 1
67.00 mm 1
medium-strong 1
very weak 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
medium-high 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/solid flush 1
low 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1

1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register