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Michelin

(Normandie Blanc)
Michelin
Michelin is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators

Michelin 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.

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Michelin organic cider apple trees - graft to order

  • 11-year tree on M9 rootstock 24.95€
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)
  • 21-year tree on MM111 rootstock 24.95€
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • 31-year tree on Franc rootstock 24.95€
    Very large tree (5m-6m+ after 10 years)
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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