Ffrederic (1800s, Forest of Dean)
History & Discovery
Found in the forest of Dean in the 1800s.
A cider apple that produces an attractive sharp juice with no astringency. Makes a famous single variety cider and “the finest apple jelly”.
Rootstock & Eventual Tree Size
All fruit trees are grafted onto rootstocks. The rootstocks determine eventual tree size.
Bigger trees are more robust & produce more fruit, but take up more space.
Always choose a bigger rootstock if you need extra anchorage or your soil is poor (very wet, dry or rocky). Small trees cannot compete with grass and weeds.
Bilingual product label (left) and small tie-on label included.