Ellis Bitter Apple Tree


The Ellis Bitter apple tree from Devon, England, is famed for its top-notch cider production, showcasing medium to large fruits with a rustic red and green hue. While slightly bitter when fresh, its versatile nature suits both culinary and cider-making needs, boasting robust flavor with high tannin levels, ideal for crafting complex ciders.

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.