New season starts September 2014Order now for delivery in September (pot-grown trees) or November (bare-root). 

Dabinett cider apple trees

  • Pick: Very late-season
  • Flowering group: 5
  • Self-fertile
  • Uses: Cider 
  • Disease-resistance: Good

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

Unlike many 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 apple juice and cider.

Order now for delivery week commencing 1st September 2014.

Dabinett cider apple trees for sale

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Pot-grown fruit trees  (Deliveries November 2014 - February 2015)

Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) Half-standard premium - 12l pot - MM106 rootstock £35.45

Bare-root fruit trees  (Deliveries November 2014 - February 2015)

Large  (2.5m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - M9/MM111 rootstock  interstem £19.95
Large  (2.5m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - M116 rootstock £18.95
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - MM106 rootstock £18.95
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - MM106 rootstock  Central leader £19.95
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 2-year - bare-root - MM106 rootstock  Black - central leader £26.45
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 2-year - bare-root - MM106 rootstock  Central leader £26.45
Large  (3.5m - 5m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - MM111 rootstock £19.45
Full size  (5m+ after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - M25 rootstock £19.45
Full size  (5m+ after 5-10 years) Standard 1.75m - bare-root - M25 rootstock £27.95

Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime - see our Tree Height Calculator.

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.

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Summary features of Dabinett

    Growing

  • Gardening skill: Easy?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 5?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Weak growing?
  • Precocity: Precocious?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Fruit drops when ripe?
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?
  • Scab: Some resistance?
  • Fireblight: Some resistance?

    Uses

  • Picking season: Very late?
  • Flavour quality: Very good?
  • Good for hard cider
  • Drying / Discoloring: Very oxidising?
  • Juice style: Bittersweet (cider)
  • Vitamin C content: Low?

    Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1850 - 1899
  • Fruit colour: Crimson
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Best sellers?

    Climate

  • Temperate climates
  • Mild / damp climates?
  • Cold hardiness: -20F / -29C?


Pollination guide for Dabinett

Dabinett is in flowering group 5. Dabinett is self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, although fruiting may 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 Dabinett cider apple trees

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

It is considered self-fertile and precocious, but because it flowers very late it can still sometimes not set fruit if the weather is bad (since there will not be many other varieties flowering at the same time).


Historical details

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


Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Dabinett'




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