Frequin Rouge is a traditional French bittersweet cider apple from Normandy, and is one of Michael’s favorites. The tree has a grower friendly shape with long swooping branches. It might be the prettiest tree in the orchard. It’s only real downfall is that it has a strong biannual tendency.
Flavour, aroma, texture
Tastes and smells like a French cidre with good Bittersweet aromas and a leathery muskiness. The tannins are pronounced but in balance and chewy.
Small apple covered with dark red blush. Juice oxidizes to a beautiful deep brass color
Early mid season (Mid September)
Pretty good for an early season apple, but not as good as most late season apples. The fruit gets a greasiness to the skin as they sweat in storage.