Bulmer’s Norman

Bulmer’s Norman was an unnamed bittersweet cider apple discovered in Normandy, France and imported into Hereford, England by HP Bulmer & Co., Ltd. in the late 1800’s. Known for the intensity of its hard and bitter tannin, Bulmer’s Norman adds significant body and texture when blended with other cider varieties, particularly a sharp or bittersharp variety. Fruit is medium to large with greenish-yellow skin and produces an astringent sweet juice which ferments rapidly into fine bittersweet cider. Tree is strong and vigorous and is frequently used as rootstock for grafting. It is a pollen-sterile triploid and thus requires a good pollinizer tree nearby. Ripens mid-fall and is not a good keeper.

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