Dabinett cider apple trees

Dabinett cider apple tree
  • Best seller
  • Pick: Very late-season (mid-October)
  • Flowering group: 6
  • Self-fertile
  • Uses: Cider 
  • Disease-resistance: Good
  • Pollination partners

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.

We sometimes have a variant called Black Dabinett, named for its darker red/purple skin colour. This form is either a sport or a seedling of the original. It is slightly more vigorous and ripens a bit later, but the juice qualities are similar to the original.

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

Dabinett cider apple trees for sale

Deliveries start December 2018.

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
Large  (2.5m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - M116 rootstock 28.90
Large  (2.5m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) 2-year - bare-root - M116 rootstock  central leader 27.90
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - MM106 rootstock 27.90 Sold outalert me
Large  (3.5m - 5m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - MM111 rootstock 28.90
Full size  (5m+ after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - M25 rootstock 28.90

Delivery period: Trees are delivered between November and March. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in an area with very cold winters please let us know so that we can scheduled delivery for early spring.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

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Summary features of Dabinett

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 6?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Weak growing?
  • Precocity: Precocious?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Fruit drops when ripe?
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?
  • Scab: Some resistance?
  • Fireblight: Some resistance?

Uses

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1850 - 1899
  • Fruit colour: Crimson
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Best sellers?

Climate

  • Temperate climates
  • Mild / damp climates?
  • Cold hardiness: -20F / -29C?
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Dabinett

Dabinett is in flowering group 6. Dabinett is self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, although fruiting may be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby. Like all cider-apple varieties it can also be pollinated by most other apple varieties or crab-apples flowering at the same time.

How to grow Dabinett cider apple trees

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

It is considered self-fertile but it flowers very late in the spring, long after most other varieties have finished flowering.

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

Historical details

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

Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Dabinett'