[nafex] Re: cider apples
mauch1 at aol.com
Mon Apr 16 10:22:38 EDT 2001
I have a book on cider making that your welcome to borrow if you
don't already have it. It does discuss varieties in it. I think
it's entitled "Sweet & Hard Cider, Making it, enjoying it and Using
I did have an article from the American Wine Society Journal on
recommended varieties for making apple wine (which is almost, but not
quite the same thing). But it would be difficult for me to locate it.
I've attached some cider links in case you don't have these
Andrew Lea's Cidermaking Contents Page:
The Real Cider and Perry Page:
Westcott Bay Orchards:
And if case you need a new cider press:
Correll Cider Press Home Page:
SE PA, zone 6
--- In nafex at y..., tugger at n... wrote:
> I'm interested in producing good hard cider and know that it is
> essential to use cider apples. I'm from the east and am aware of
> orchard of about 15 acres dedicated to these varieties located in
> England but am unaware of any other orchards elswhere. Does anyone
> have a guess as to how many acres of cider trees exist out of the
> 461,000 acres Dept of Agric. says are in existence today in the US?
> Personally I've got about 50 of these in my 1 year old orchard so
> maybe I'm the second largest grower in the US BUT I doubt it.
> I'm also looking for referrences re varieties of American cider
> that were used when hard cider was the drink of choice many years
> Any help would be appreciated.
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