Stoke Red is an English heirloom apple originating from Somerset that produces a "vintage" quality cider with perfect tannin/acid balance.
Small, red flattened fruit. Produces a bittersharp cider, good for blending.
Late maturing and late bloom. Scab-resistant, but susceptible to fire blight. Winter-hardy. Not precocious.
Gary Moulton: "Stoke Red, according to Copas it is quite disease resistant and a very late bittersharp and more consistent on annual bearing; makes an excellent cider only second to Kingston Black. Tree habit was not favorable to them as it has more of a bush habit. For some of our more dense orchards that might not be a bad thing."