Porter's Perfection is a distinctive English cider apple, renowned for its contribution of a medium bittersharp element to cider blends. Originating from Somerset, England in the 19th century, it was discovered by Charles Porter of East Lambrook in the Kingsbury Episcopi parish. The apple gained popularity as a cider apple in the early 20th century and was widely planted in Somerset orchards at that time. Notable for its sharp juice with minimal astringency, Porter's Perfection is characterized by its small size, a yellow-green color with red stripes, and a thick fleshy stem. A unique feature of this cultivar is its tendency to form fused fruits, often in pairs or clusters, earning it the nickname "Clusters." This unusual trait makes it easily distinguishable in orchards.
Ripens: Very late season (usually well into November) Size: Small apple Cold Hardiness Zone: USDA Zones 5