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Hi-ho,

I read about making apple cider in an old "Make" (or was it "Craft")
magazine about making apple cider.

Now I have a burning desire to plant apple trees and make cider. Despite
the probable 4-10 year delay as the trees grow, what I really want to
know is if the right sort of trees are available? I live near Newcastle
(well, not right now, but will eventually) NSW. Does it have to be
really cold for apples?

Does anyone have any experience with this?

cheers,
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I read about making apple cider in an old "Make" (or was it "Craft")
magazine about making apple cider.

Now I have a burning desire to plant apple trees and make cider. Despite
the probable 4-10 year delay as the trees grow, what I really want to
know is if the right sort of trees are available? I live near Newcastle
(well, not right now, but will eventually) NSW. Does it have to be
really cold for apples?


Apples prefer to grow where they get adequate winter chilling and typically
the varieties generally best for cider would be those which need 1000-1200
hours chilling.

I know that there are some cider varieties (such as 'Cox's Pomona')
available in Australia but you'll need to try somewhere like Badgers Keep in
Victoria which is one of the specialist old apple variety provider for
plants.



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"Kingsley" ne wrote in
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Hi-ho,

I read about making apple cider in an old "Make" (or was it "Craft")
magazine about making apple cider.

Now I have a burning desire to plant apple trees and make cider. Despite
the probable 4-10 year delay as the trees grow, what I really want to
know is if the right sort of trees are available? I live near Newcastle
(well, not right now, but will eventually) NSW. Does it have to be
really cold for apples?


Traditional cider vars. Kingston Black, Brown's Apple, Dabinett,
Foxwhelp, Sweet Alford, Yarlington Mill






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