Sweet is an old Somerset apple variety that has been used in cider
making within the county since at least the mid-eighteenth century.
They are vigorous trees that are often used as root stock for other
cider varieties. Mogans crop earlier – late September –
than other traditional varieties of cider apples and therefore they
have been traditionally used to fill the ‘cider gap’
between Christmas and the new season’s offerings in February/March.
This year blossom on the Morgan Sweets is already a couple of weeks
later than usual because of the cold spring. We have put in a couple
of new rows of Morgan’s at West
Croft farm and the blossom is just showing now. But
it looks to be in good nick and we are expecting a heavy crop. We
sell a single variety Morgan
Sweet cider before Christmas each year and it has proved
very popular. Some year’s fruit is short but we are expecting
a fine cider in 2013.