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Stoke Red apple

A classic English cider variety, producing a high-quality bittersharp juice.

Stoke Red identification photos

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  • Dan in Vittoria, ONTARIO


  • Hayden in Winslow, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Originates from: Somerset, United Kingdom
  • Introduced: Early 20th century
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 2018
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1989-110
  • Some historical details taken with kind permission from 'The New Book of Apples' by Joan Morgan and Alison Richards , illustrated by Elisabeth Dowle, published by Ebury Press, 2002.


  • Uses: Hard cider
  • Flavour quality: Very good
  • Harvest period: Very-Late season


  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Flowering period: Very-Late season
  • Flowering group: 6
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Vigour: Average growth
  • Bearing regularity: Biennial tendency
  • Precocity: Slow to start bearing
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
  • General disease resistance: Average


  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates


  • Scab  - Very resistant
  • Fireblight  - Some susceptibility

Where to buy trees

The following tree nurseries offer Stoke Red apple trees for sale:

  • Red Rock Orchards Ltd
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