The Medaille d Or apple tree produces a late season cider apple.
These bittersweet cider apples aren't quite full bodied enough to make a great brew alone, they should ideally be blended with other varieties. However, they do have a punchy, fruity flavour and yield a high alcohol content. The fresh juice is too astringent for most people's tastes.
Because this tree flowers late, it often misses spring frosts and it is a sound choice for planting in the North.
All of our Medaille d Or trees are grown on MM106 rootstocks.
Pollination Partners for Medaille d Or:
Your trees are self sterile and their flowers must be pollinated to make fruit.
Medaille d Or is in pollination Group H.
This means that they will cross-pollinate with other apple trees in pollination Groups G & H.
Because this tree flowers late, it is good for frosty areas.
See our Guide to Apple Tree Pollination for a full list of partners & more tips about pollination.
Medaille d Or Disease notes:
Disease resistance: Scab, Brown Rot.
History & Parentage:
This French variety was bred in 1865 by M. Godard of Bois Guillaume. The Woolhope Naturalists Field Club brought it to Britain about 20 years later.
How Apple Trees are Measured & Delivered:
Our fruit trees are delivered in up to 3 shapes and you can also buy selected apple trees as ready made cordons.
Maiden: This unbranched tree is the smallest starting size. You can train maidens into espaliers and cordons.
Cordon: Medaille d Or trees are spur-bearers, so they can be made into cordons and espaliers.
Bush: This is a style of freestanding tree with a short trunk of about 60cms. It will grow to about 3 metres tall.
Half-Standard: This is a freestanding style that will grow into a full sized, "normal" apple tree, about 4 metres tall.