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Dabinett cider apple trees

Malus domestica
Dabinett
Dabinett is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 6

Dabinett is a classic English cider apple variety, which produces a "bittersweet" juice. It is also one of the most reliable and easy cider varieties to grow.

Whilst most ciders are created by blending different varieties, Dabinett can also be used to produce a single-varietal full-bodied medium-dry cider. It is therefore a good choice if you are only planting one or two cider trees.

Note that Dabinett apples are not suitable for eating fresh, they can only be used for producing apple juice and cider.

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  • 1Maidentree on M116 rootstock25.95€
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Growing and Training

Dabinett is one of the most reliable cider varieties, with above average disease resistance.

The flowering data for Dabinett is quite variable, suggesting that local microclimates can have a big effect on it. It is basically a late-flowering variety, usually from the middle to the end of May. Fortunately it is reasonably self-fertile.

Dabinett is also a precocious variety, with fruit produced from a young age.


History

Dabinett originates from the traditional cider region of Somerset, England in the mid-19th century. It is possibly a seedling of Chisel Jersey.


Dabinett characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group6
  • Disease resistanceGood
  • Picking seasonVery late
  • Food usesHard cider
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)Zone 5 (-29C)
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Chill requirementHigh-chill - Flowering likely to be delayed if insufficient chill hours over winter.
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899
  • Flesh colourWhite
  • Fruit colourRed - dark

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