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Yarlington Mill cider apple trees

Malus domestica
Yarlington Mill

Yarlington Mill is a traditional English cider apple variety producing a bittersweet juice.

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Yarlington Mill cider apple trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £19.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR22-year bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £29.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

How to grow

Yarlington Mill may become a biennial bearer, but this can be controlled by thinning the crop in the "on" year.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Originates from Yarlington, Somerset, England - early 20th century.

Yarlington Mill characteristics

Using

  • Picking monthNovember
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Picking seasonVery late
  • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
  • Fruit persistenceFruit drops when ripe
  • Flavour qualityVery good
  • WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
  • Food usesHard cider
  • Juice styleBittersweet (cider)

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group5
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourAverage vigour
  • PrecocitySlow to start bearing
  • Bearing regularityBiennial tendency
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • CankerVery resistant
  • FireblightSome susceptibility
  • ScabSome susceptibility

Climate

  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates
  • Cold-hardinessCold-hardy
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)(5) -20F / -29C
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Fruit colourOrange / Red
  • Fruit sizeAverage