From the founding of Jamestown to the time of Washington and Jefferson, every plantation owner made cider, drank cider, and bragged about his cider.
BULMER'S NORMAN is an English cider apple, a bittersweet that blooms early and is a triploid.Bulmer is an import introduced from Normandy at the beginning of the 20th century. The tree is vigorous and biennial bearing. Large in size, the fruit is greenish-yellow and produces a sweet astringent juice that ferments quickly to a mild bittersweet cider with a hard and bitter tannin. This variety was popular to produce stock for standard trees and is called by the English a "stem builder."
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