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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

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


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 period (southern UK):early November
    • Picking season:Late
    • Cropping:Good
    • Keeping (of fruit):2-3 weeks
    • Food uses:Hard cider
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Suitable for beginners
    • 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 suitability:Temperate climates, Mild damp climates
    • Cold hardiness (USDA):(4) -30F / -34C
    • Summer average maximum temperatures:Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F)
  • Identification

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