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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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Dabinett organic cider apple trees - graft to order

  • 1Maidentree on M9 rootstock 24.95€
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years) Custom graft
  • 2Maidentree on M116 rootstock 25.95€
    Medium tree (2m-3.5m after 10 years) Custom graft
  • 3Maidentree on MM111 rootstock 24.95€
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years) Custom graft
  • 4Maidentree on Bittenfelder rootstock 24.95€
    Very large tree (5m-6m+ after 10 years) Custom graft
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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.


Dabinett characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group6
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates
  • Picking periodlate October
  • Picking seasonVery late
  • CroppingGood
  • Food usesHard cider
  • Disease resistanceGood
  • ScabSome resistance
  • Fire blightSome resistance
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899
  • Flesh colourWhite
  • Fruit colourRed - dark
  • Fruit sizeAverage