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Ellis Bitter Apples


Minneopa Orchards invites you to explore the profound taste of Ellis Bitter, the bittersweet backbone of premium ciders. This apple variety, favored for its full-bodied flavor and perfect tannin content, is an essential component for a distinguished cider blend. Grown with dedication in the rich soils of Minnetrista, secure your batch today and savor the essence of a true artisanal cider.

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Ellis Bitter Apples from Minneopa Orchards

A Cider Maker’s Secret for the Ultimate Bittersweet Symphony

About Our Ellis Bitter Apples

Nestled within the heart of Minnetrista, Minnesota, Minneopa Orchards is proud to present the Ellis Bitter apple, a classic English bittersweet variety. Prized by cider makers for its superior qualities, this apple is the cornerstone of a rich and balanced cider, bringing a depth of flavor that’s both unique and traditional.

Tasting Notes

Ellis Bitter apples offer a perfect bittersweet profile, with soft tannins and a subtle sweetness that underlines its sharper aspects. They provide a full-bodied juice that’s essential for creating the layered complexity that’s expected in the finest ciders.

Cider Profile

Ciders derived from our Ellis Bitter apples are celebrated for:

  • A rich, bittersweet flavor that offers a beautifully rounded cider
  • A satisfying body that carries the delicate balance of tannins and sweetness
  • A clear, bright amber color that makes for an inviting pour

Harvest and Availability

  • Harvest Time: Our Ellis Bitter apples are harvested in [Enter harvest month], when they have reached optimal maturity for cider production.
  • Pick-Up Time: Pre-purchase your apples now, and we will notify you when they are ready to be picked up, at the height of their cider-making potential.

How to Pre-Buy

  1. Decide on the quantity of Ellis Bitter apples to create your desired cider blend.
  2. Add them to your basket and checkout securely to reserve your share.
  3. Await an order confirmation with your specific pick-up details as the harvest season arrives.
  4. Retrieve your apples from Minneopa Orchards and craft a cider with a signature bittersweet edge.

Why Pre-Buy from Minneopa Orchards?

  • Bittersweet Excellence: Ellis Bitter is a sought-after variety for creating ciders with a classic bittersweet profile.
  • Peak Freshness: We guarantee apples that are picked at their peak to ensure the finest quality cider.
  • Local Artisanship: By pre-buying from Minneopa Orchards, you are supporting local farmers and preserving the art of cider making with rare apple varieties.

Discover the Bittersweet Charm of Minneopa Orchards’ Ellis Bitter Apples – Your Foundation for an Exemplary Cider.


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