Apple "Porter's Perfection"
Order fulfilment occurs after harvest between April 1st - April 30th
[Acid-very high; Sugar-high; Tannin-medium]
The Porter’s Perfection apple is an English heirloom variety first discovered in the early 19th century in Lambrook, Somerset. It’s popularity peaked in the early 1900s, however there has been a recent surge in demand due to its popularity in cider-making. The Porter’s Perfection is an English bittersharp, yielding juice with a highly acidic and sharp flavour, with low astringency. It has been described as having a good balance between its tartness and tannins. This varietal yields a generally small apple that is full and dark red with pronounced lenticels. It is a relatively vigorous apple with a heavy crop, however it also has a tendency towards growing bi-annually, as well as for 2 to 4 apples in cluster to fuse together during growing. Known as one of the more disease resistant varietals of the English ciders.
Zone Hardiness: 5 (Map link)
Picking Season: Late October - Early November
Storage: 1-2 months
Pollination Group: III (Compatible with II and IV) (Chart) (Diploid, Self Sterile)
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