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Breakwell's Seedling

Cider Apple

Breakwell's Seedling


Cider Apple





Planting Position


This is an old cider variety from Monmouthshire, found as a seedling by George Breakwell at the end of the 19th Century. It is a small to medium sized and often irregular in shape. The base colour is yellowish tan which is almost completely covered with darker brown stripes. The flesh is usually white but sometimes with reddish stain. The tree is medium sized with spreading, luxurious foliage and it starts to produce crops relatively young and yields heavy annual crops. The fruit drops from the tree when it is fully ripe. The apples should be pressed as soon as they are harvested and Breakwell cider is light and somewhat thin, pale amber cider. It improves with blending.

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