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Dabinett cider apple trees

Malus domestica
Dabinett
Dabinett is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Very late
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 6
Dabinett is a traditional English cider apple variety, producing a bittersweet juice.

Dabinett cider apple trees for sale

Pot-grown

All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG1Premium half-standard 12L pot-grown tree MM106 rootstock £61.50
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree M116 rootstock £35.50
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • BR22-year bare-root tree M116 rootstock £46.00
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • BR31-year bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £34.95
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • BR41-year bare-root tree MM111 rootstock £34.95
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • BR52-year bare-root tree MM111 rootstock £47.50
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • BR61-year bare-root tree M25 rootstock £35.50
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering

You can pre-order now, deliveries start in September.

Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

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This variety is also available for delivery to Europe. Contact us for details.

Dabinett is 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.

Whilst most ciders are created by blending different varieties, Dabinett can also be used to produce a single-varietal full-bodied medium-dry cider. It is therefore a good choice if you are only planting one or two cider trees.

Note that Dabinett apples are not suitable for eating fresh, they can only be used for producing apple juice and cider.

How to grow

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

The flowering data for Dabinett is quite variable, suggesting that local microclimates can have a big effect on it. It is basically a late-flowering variety, usually from the middle to the end of May. Fortunately it is reasonably self-fertile.

Dabinett is also a precocious variety, with fruit produced from a young age.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

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

Dabinett characteristics

Growing

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

Using

  • Picking seasonVery late
  • CroppingGood
  • Food usesHard cider

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Identification

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

Similar varieties

  • Black Dabinett
    Black Dabinett is darker-skinned sport of Dabinett, but otherwise very similar to the original.
  • Three Counties
    Three Counties is an early-ripening bittersweet cider apple.