Rare cider apple from Devon, UK. Bittersweet with small, flattish fruits. Very juicy.
History: Almost nothing is known about Noël Deschamps aside the fact that it originated in Devon, UK. The variety was sent from France to the US in 1948.
Why We Grow It: This rare cider apple is bittersweet with small, flattish fruits. They are dark red with some striping.
Canadian Hardiness Zone: 5
Soil Preference: Sandy loam, loam, clay loam. Prefers average to moist conditions, avoid planting anywhere that floods for more than two weeks in the spring. Generally quite adaptable to different soil conditions.
Sun/Shade: Full sun (approx. 8-10 hours of sun daily)
Pollination: Requires a pollinator of a different apple variety that blooms around the same time
Flowering Time: Very late
Recommended Use: Cider
- Class: Bittersweet
- Acidity: Low, TA <4.5 g/L
- Tannins: Medium to high, >2 g/L
Juice Yield: Likely high
Size including roots:
- 1 year grade 100-200 cm whip
- 2 year grade 100 cm+ with 3 or more branches, 30 cm or more
- B grade less than 100 cm
- Potted: 100cm+ with branches in a 5 gallon pot
NOTE: Potted plants are not available for shipping!