Ellis Bitter Apple Tree


The Ellis Bitter apple tree is an early cider variety with harvest time in the early fourth period, usually in October. The fruit will drop from the tree when it is ripe.The tree is vigorous upright spreading tree and produces good crop every other year. The Ellis Bitter apples are medium in size. They have bittersweet taste with low levels of malic acid and tannins. Grows well in hardiness zones 4 to 8 and has good disease resistance.

General Tree Height/Caliper: Most of our fruit trees (apple, peach, apricot, plum, pear, nectarine, quince, and cherry) are grafted/budded and are 4-6' tall with a caliper/diameter of about 1/4-3/4". Most have more than 5' height and 1/2" diameter. The other trees are seedlings, such as pawpaw, mulberry, persimmon, shade, berry, and flowering trees which range from 18-36" tall.

A rootstock primarily controls a tree's size and how early it bears fruit. Learn more about our specific rootstocks.