What are cider-specific apples?

What are cider-specific apples?

Cider-specific apples are, typically, those apple varieties that have been cultivated specifically for making into cider, and which have certain characteristics–high levels of acid, tannin, or sugar–which make them desirable for fermenting into cider. Also referred to as ‘spitters’ due to the astringency…

What are the best hard cider apples?

Ellis Bitter is a traditional and popular English cider apple, producing a bittersweet juice. Frequin Rouge is one of the most important of the traditional French hard-cider apple varieties.

What are the best apple varieties for cooking?

1 Brown’s Apple. Brown’s Apple is a traditional English cider apple variety producing a sharp juice. 2 Calville Blanc. One of the world’s great cooking apples, Calville Blanc is a French variety with a spicy tangy flavor. 3 Chisel Jersey. Chisel Jersey is a traditional English hard cider apple variety, producing a bittersweet juice.

What kind of apple is Arkansas Black?

Arkansas Black is an unusual and attractive apple, used as a winter apple after maturing in a cold store. A traditional French bittersweet cider variety, with some resistance to fireblight. A popular traditional French hard cider variety.

What is the best apple for apple cider?

For sweeter cider, try Gala, Fuji, Cortland, Golden Delicious, or Red Delicious varieties; for a more acidic, tart flavor, go with Pink Lady, Braeburn, Jonathan, or McIntosh. A blend of apples from both the sweet and tart flavor families is sure to be a hit!

What do the apples markers on the cider MAP Mean?

The apples markers show the major cider producing regions in Australia. Want to become a member? Membership of Cider Australia is open to all cider and perry producers, as well as suppliers and others with an interest in the Australian cider industry. Find out more about membership.

Can heritage apples be used for cider-making?

Agricultural Scientist Maddy Way is investigating heritage apples for ciders. ( Supplied: Tas Institute of Agriculture) Agricultural Scientist Maddy Way is involved in the research and is looking at quality of apples grown in different regions, for cider-making.