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Apple - Cider
Apple (Malus) - Cider

Cider is produced from nothing but pure apple juice that is fermented with yeast. These apples are divided into a number of groups namely sweet, bittersweet, sharp and bittersharp. These in different proportions impart different flavours such as sweetness, acidity and tannin. Some single apple varieties can produce a quality cider with no blending.

Garden apples are usually grown for sweetness and good flavour and generally have very low tannin levels indeed. Sometimes these can make an acceptable cider. But a mix of different types of apples can be used to get that perfect balance of acidity, sweetness and slight bitterness that makes a great cider.

Cider apples were traditionally grown on ‘Standard’ trees in orchards grazed by livestock. About 40 trees would be planted per acre. Modern growing practices utilize semi‑dwarfing bushes for ease of pruning and harvesting.