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Michelin

Michelin

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)
Next deliveries

Deliveries resume December 2020


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

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping2-3 weeks
  • Useful forHard cider
  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • ScabSome resistance
  • Climate typeTemperate climatesMild damp climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
  • Country of originFrance
  • Period of origin1750 - 1799
  • Fruit colourGreen - light
  • Fruit sizeSmall