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Yarlington Mill cider apple trees

Malus domestica
Yarlington Mill
Yarlington Mill is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 5

Yarlington Mill is a traditional English cider apple variety. It was discovered at the end of the 19th century and has been a mainstay of English commercial cider production ever since. 

It is a heavy-cropping variety and yields a large quantity of good quality bittersweet juice, which can be blended with other cider varieties. The apples tend to be a bit larger than is generally the case with cider varieties.

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Yarlington Mill organic cider apple trees - graft to order

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    Very large tree (5m-6m+ after 10 years) Custom graft
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Growing and Training

Yarlington Mill produces apples from a young age. It will readily over-crop and as a result may become a biennial bearer, but this can be controlled by thinning the crop in the "on" year. It is generally quite easy to grow.


As the name suggests, Yarlington Mill was found in the late 19th century as a seedling tree growing by a water mill in the area of Yarlington in Somerset, one of the traditional cider-producing areas of England.

Yarlington Mill characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group5
  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • Picking seasonVery late
  • Season of use2-3 weeks
  • Food usesHard cider
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)Zone 4 (-34C)
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899
  • Fruit colourOrange / Red