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Michelin cider apple trees

Malus domestica
Michelin
Michelin is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators

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 £25.95
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
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  • BR22-year bare-root tree M116 rootstock £35.50
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • BR31-year bare-root tree MM111 rootstock £25.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
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  • BR41-year bare-root tree M25 rootstock £26.50
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)
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Next deliveries

Order now for delivery from October 2021 for pot grown trees or December onwards for bare-root trees. Mixed pot grown and bare-root trees orders will be sent out from December onwards.

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
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators

Using

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

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • ScabSome resistance

Identification

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