Full sun, Zone 3
Malus ‘Bulmers Norman’
Pot size #5
When this apple was first brought to England –- more than 100 years ago –- it was so little known that the variety literally had no name. That changed rather quickly as its popularity rose. It soon caught on as a bittersweet cider variety and before long was being planted pretty much everywhere cider was made. If you’re into serious cider, you’ll likely want to include Bulmer’s Norman somewhere in your orchard as well as in your cider blend.
Origins: Discovered in Normandy, France; early 1900s introduction. Flavour: This medium bittersweet cider apple produces a cider with hard, bitter tannins. Appearance: A large, conical, greenish-yellow apple. Quality for cider: It may not be in vogue as much as some other bittersweets these days, but Bulmer’s Norman is most definitely a cider stalwart.
Grafted on G969 Semi-Dwarf Rootstock. Should be planted in a protected location.