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Bulmer's Norman apple

Specifically a cider variety. Bittersweet flavor.

Bulmer's Norman identification images

USDA identification images for Bulmer's Norman

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

    Visitor reviews

    • 13 Mar 2015  WASHINGTON, United States
      Clearly not for fresh eating, this fruit is perfect to blend with.

    Tree register

    United States

    United Kingdom

    • Jon Yates in Aston, Stevenage, HERTFORDSHIRE



    • Hayden in Winslow, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA


    • Species: Malus domestica
    • Introduced: 19th century


    • Picking season: Late
    • Cropping: Heavy
    • Keeping (of fruit): 2-3 weeks
    • Food uses: Hard cider
    • Juice style: Bittersweet (cider)


    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Ploidy: Triploid
    • Growth habit: Spreading / Flat-topped
    • Bearing regularity: Biennial tendency


    • Cold-hardiness: Cold-hardy
    • Cold hardiness (USDA): (3) -40F / -40C
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)


    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
    • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949
    • Fruit size: Small
    • Fruit colour: Green - light

    Where to buy trees

    The following tree nurseries offer Bulmer's Norman apple trees for sale:

    • Red Rock Orchards Ltd
      Canada  More >>

    Where to buy fresh fruit

    The following orchards grow Bulmer's Norman:

    United States

    • Washington

      • Skipley Farm, Snohomish        *** Feature Orchard ***



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