The Redstreak cider apple is one of the oldest cider apples in circulation. A few books establish the Redstreak cider apple trees to Herefordshire in 1600's. One book notes the Redstreak cider apples were considered ‘fit for Princess’ establishing Herefordshire’s reputation as the cider country of England. Produces a good quality bittersweet juice, an excellent addition for blending. The fruit is medium to small yellow apple with red stripes. Please see below for further information on our organically grown Redstreak apple trees for sale.
USDA Certified Organic
Considerations for Redstreak Apple
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Uses: Strictly Hard Cider
Harvest Period: Late
Bloom Period: Midseason
Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: England 1600's
Storage: A few weeks
Rootstock: MM 111 (semi-dwarf)
Years to Bear: 2-4 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Size of tree
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.