England 1832


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Sops-in-Wine is an old English culinary and cider apple, great for apple wine. Also referred to as Shropsavine. Sops-in-Wine, an old name of the clove pink,alluding to its having been used to flavor wine. [1913 Webster] Also good for dessert, this medium fruit is greenish-yellow covered with purplish-red, and mottled or striped with dark crimson. Sops-in-Wine flesh is aromatic, mild subacid in flavor. Alas there is a discrepancy with this apple and a red fleshed variety. The Sops-n-Wine we offer is the one that was recognized in the 1830's. (Malus Domestica) It has a pink/white bloom and not the distinct red bloom and flesh also being sold as Sops-n-Wine. Malus sieversii is the species of apple with the red blossom and fruit. All thought to be descendants of Niedzwetzkyana.(malus sieversii) The Sops n Wine in fruit registries is the Malus Domestica which is pink/white blossom with some mild red staining in flesh. It's unfortunate that there is the same name for two distinctly different apples.


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Growing Considerations for Sops-n-Wine
England 1832

USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Heirloom: Yes

Uses: Cider, Fresh Eating

Harvest Period: Midseason

Bloom Period: Midseason

Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period

Origin Date: 1800`s

Storage: 1-2 months

Rootstock: MM 111 (Semi-dwarf)

Years to Bear: 2-4 years

Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.

Mature Size: 12-16 ft.

Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.

Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.

Shape when Shipped: Feathered (prominent branching)

Size supplied when shipped:   Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2  to 3/4 inch;  *As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.

Basic idea for Pruning:  Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...                                                             

Shipping Note:  Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 30 November, 1999.