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Black Dabinett cider apple trees

Malus domestica
Black Dabinett is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Very late
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 6
Black Dabinett is darker-skinned sport of Dabinett, but otherwise very similar to the original.

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Black Dabinett is thought to be a sport of the original Dabinett, or possibly a seedling. It is named for its darker red/purple skin colour. It is slightly more vigorous and ripens a bit later, but the juice qualities are similar to the original and it can be used in cider blends or for single-varietal ciders.

How to grow

Black Dabinett has the grower-friendly characteristics of the original, being reasonably disease-resistant, productive and self-fertile.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.


Black Dabinett was discovered in Somerset in the late 19th century.

Black Dabinett characteristics


  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group6
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates


  • Picking seasonVery late
  • CroppingGood
  • Food usesHard cider


  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899
  • Fruit colourRed / Black
  • Flesh colourWhite

Similar varieties

  • See also Dabinett
    Dabinett is a traditional English cider apple variety, producing a bittersweet juice.