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Dabinett

Dabinett
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 6

A classic English hard cider apple variety, which produces a "bittersweet" juice. It is also one of the most reliable and easy cider varieties to grow.

Unlike many hard cider varieties which are best-used for blended ciders, Dabinett can also be used to produce a single-varietal full-bodied medium-dry cider.

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

Malus domestica

Dabinett cider apple trees for sale

  • 11-year maiden bare-root tree 24.95
    M116 rootstock
    Medium size (2.5m-3m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • 21-year maiden bare-root tree 24.95
    MM106 rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • 31-year maiden bare-root tree 24.95
    MM111 rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • 41-year maiden bare-root tree 24.95
    M25 rootstock
    Full size size (4.5m-6m after 10 years)
    Out of stock

How to grow

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

The flowering period data for Dabinett is quite inconclusive, suggesting that it is influenced by local microclimates. However it is basically a late-flowering variety, possibly very-late in some situations.  Fortunately it is also reasonably self-fertile.

History

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

Dabinett characteristics

  • Using

    • Picking season:Very late
    • Cropping:Good
    • Fruit persistence:Fruit drops when ripe
    • Useful for:Hard cider
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Beginner
    • Self-fertility:Self-fertile
    • Flowering group:6
    • Pollinating others:Average
    • Ploidy:Diploid
    • Vigour:Weak growing
    • Precocity:Precocious
    • Bearing regularity:Regular
    • Fruit bearing:Spur-bearer
  • Problems

    • Disease resistance:Good
    • Fireblight:Some resistance
    • Scab:Some resistance
  • Climate

    • Climate type:Temperate climatesMild damp climates
    • Summer average maximum temperatures:Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:United Kingdom
    • Period of origin:1850 - 1899