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Tremlett's Bitter apple

Tremlett's Bitter is a popular English bittersweet cider variety.

Many growers and nurseries in the USA have taken scionwood from a Tremlett's Bitter tree held at the USDA repository at Geneva, NY. However it has recently been found that this tree was mis-cataloged, and is not the English variety.  Although they are both red apples the differences are quite obvious in photos. The Geneva variety has therefore become known as Geneva Tremlett's, and produces a good quality bittersharp juice (whereas the English variety is a bittersweet).

Last updated 14 Nov 2015.

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Bitter-sweet cider apple. Medium fruit, yellow skin flushed red.


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Originates from: England, United Kingdom
  • Introduced: Late 19th century
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1958
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1989-117


  • Flowering period: Late season
  • Flowering group: 5
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Diploid

Tremlett's Bitter identification photos from official fruit collections



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Tremlett's Bitter identification photos from website visitors

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The following Tremlett's Bitter trees have been registered - click the name to view more details of each tree.

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United States

United Kingdom

  • Mark in Chippenham, Wilts
  • Mark in Chippenham, Wilts



  • Fiona in MT BARKER, WA

New Zealand

Latest Spring blossom records for this variety

2016 season

  • 21st May  2016  - tree owned by Eric in , United Kingdom

2015 season

  • 4th May  2015  - tree owned by Michael in GLEN ROCK, United States

2014 season

  • 16th May  2014  - tree owned by Mike in GLEN ROCK, United States

2011 season

  • May  2011  - tree owned by v in LUCKNOW, Canada

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Latest harvest records for this variety

2016 season

    2015 season

    • 3rd week September  2015  - tree owned by Mike in GLEN ROCK, United States

    2014 season

      2011 season

      • 4th week September  2011  - tree owned by v in LUCKNOW, Canada

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