Michelin cider apple trees

Michelin cider apple tree

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.

Michelin cider apple trees for sale

Deliveries start December 2018.

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - MM106 rootstock 27.90

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.

Summary features of Michelin

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Partially self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 4?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Weak growing?
  • Precocity: Precocious?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Fruit drops when ripe?
  • Scab: Some resistance?

Uses

Identification

  • Country of origin: France
  • Period of origin: 1750 - 1799
  • Fruit colour: Green - light
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Rarely grown?

Climate

  • Temperate climates
  • Cold hardiness: -30F / -34C?
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Michelin

Michelin is in flowering group 4. Michelin is partially self-fertile, but fruiting will 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 Michelin cider apple trees

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

Historical details

Normandy, France - 18th century.

Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Michelin'