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Michelin cider apple trees

(Normandie Blanc)
Malus domestica
Michelin
Michelin is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 4

Michelin, also known as Normandie Blanc, is a traditional French cider apple variety producing a bittersweet juice.

Cider apple varieties tend to remain in use primarily in their area of origin but Michelin was imported to England in the 19th century and as a result has become popular in English-speaking cider regions as well.

Bio / Organic  fruit trees

Michelin 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

Michelin is a reliable annual cropper, easy to grow. It is usually considered self-sterile but in practice seems to be partially self-fertile.


Michelin characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates
  • Picking periodearly November
  • Picking seasonLate
  • Season of use2-3 weeks
  • CroppingGood
  • Food usesHard cider
  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • ScabSome resistance
  • Country of originFrance
  • Period of origin1750 - 1799
  • Fruit colourGreen - light
  • Fruit sizeSmall