A smaller-sized tree that bears biennially. A pretty pink apple with that classic French bittersweet character.
Reine des Pommes (bittersweet)
Lots and lots of tannin in these perfumed apples. Classic BSA.
Frequin Rouge. (concentrated BSA aromas, tannin)
This apple has incredible concentrated smoky/leather/orchard floor aromas plus a firm tannic structure. Late to come into bearing, an extremely biennial tree, high vigor and small fruit makes this tree less than ideal for modern high density plantings on fertile soil. But in more challenging sites, Frequin Rouge excels developing unique creosote aroma and a deep sense of smokiness. One of our favorite bittersweets.
Soft tannins, classic French cider aromas. Very productive but very biennial.
Vilberrie (Perfumed and tannic)
This extremely late blooming French bittersweet is extremely perfumed with the classic “BSA” aromas we love in French cider apples. High sugar tannin bomb that is susceptible to fireblight.
Medaille d’ Or (High gravity high tannin bittersweet)
Fireblight susceptible, late blooming french bittersweet with loads of biennial golden fruit.