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Michelin

Michelin
  • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 4

Michelin is a traditional French hard 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.

Malus domestica

Michelin cider apple trees for sale

  • 1-year maiden bare-root tree 24.95
    MM106 rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock

How to grow

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

History

Normandy, France - 18th century.

Michelin characteristics

  • Using

    • Picking season:Late
    • Cropping:Good
    • Keeping:2-3 weeks
    • Fruit persistence:Fruit drops when ripe
    • Useful for:Hard cider
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Beginner
    • Self-fertility:Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group:4
    • Pollinating others:Average
    • Ploidy:Diploid
    • Vigour:Weak growing
    • Precocity:Precocious
    • Bearing regularity:Regular
    • Fruit bearing:Spur-bearer
  • Problems

    • Disease resistance:Average
    • Scab:Some resistance
  • Climate

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

    • Country of origin:France
    • Period of origin:1750 - 1799
    • Fruit colour:Green - light
    • Fruit size:Small