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Michelin cider apple trees

Malus domestica
Michelin

Michelin is a traditional French 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.

Michelin cider apple trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree M116 rootstock £19.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR21-year bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £19.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR31-year bare-root tree MM111 rootstock £19.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR42-year (1.75m) bare-root tree M25 rootstock £29.95
    Very large tree (4m-7m 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.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Normandy, France - 18th century.

Michelin characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates

Using

  • Picking monthNovember
  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
  • Food usesHard cider
  • Juice styleBittersweet (cider)

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • ScabSome resistance

Climate

    Identification

    • Country of originFrance
    • Period of origin1750 - 1799
    • Fruit colourGreen - light
    • Fruit sizeSmall