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Similkameen Nurseries Ltd.

Apple "Frequin Rouge" Potted (3 Gal)

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Rootstock Descriptions and Information

Order fulfilment occurs after harvest between April 1st - April 30th

Frequin Rouge

French Bitter Cider Apple

            [Acid-medium/low; Sugar-medium; Tannin-high]


Vintage-worthy, Aromatic 

Physical Attributes:
  • Shape: Small, round to conical
  • Skin: Dark red over a green base
  • Flesh: Blushed, fast oxidizer

          Leathery, musky “orchard floor” aromas, with a “vintage worthy” profile of flavours and deeply coloured, moderate yield juice. Can present a smoky, asphalt aroma when grown in stressed conditions.

Neat History:

          Traditional French bittersweet apple from Brittany. 19th century. It is one of the required cultivars for crafting Calvados, and its alternative name literally translates as “bitter.”

Growing Attributes:
  • Precocity: Early
  • Vigour: Above average
  • Disease Tolerance: Below average
  • Zone Hardiness: 5 (Map Link)
  • Pollination Group: IV (Chart) (Triploid)
  • Cropping: Strongly biennial, with regularly good crops
  • Picking Season: Early October
  • Storage: Poor
  • Special Care: Spur-bearing


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