Fall 2014 / Spring 2015 seasonWe are now taking provisional orders for fall 2014 shipping (warmer zones only) or spring 2015. 

Dabinett cider apple trees

  • Pick: Very late-season
  • Flowering group: 6
  • Self-fertile
  • Uses: Cider 
  • Disease-resistance: Good

A classic English hard cider apple variety, which produces a "bittersweet" juice. It is also one of the most reliable and easy cider varieties to grow.

Unlike many hard cider varieties which are best-used for blended ciders, Dabinett can also be used to produce a single-varietal full-bodied medium-dry cider.

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

Order now for fall 2014 (warm zones) or spring 2015.

Dabinett cider apple trees for sale

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
Small  (6ft - 9ft after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - G.11 rootstock  (dwarf) $32.00 Sold outalert me
Medium  (8ft - 10ft after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - G.935 rootstock  (semi-dwarf) $32.00 Sold outalert me
Large  (9ft - 12ft after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - G.222 rootstock  (semi-vigorous) $32.00 Sold outalert me
Large  (10ft - 14ft after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - MM106 rootstock  (semi-vigorous) $32.00 Sold outalert me
Full size  (14ft+ after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Bud. 118 rootstock  (vigorous) $32.00 Sold outalert me

Delivery discounts. Prices are for individual trees excluding delivery. There is no minimum quantity but it is cost effective to order in multiples of 4 trees.

Delivery period: Trees are delivered in March and April. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in a warm zone (e.g. Southern California, Alabama etc.) Fall delivery is possible. More details on our spring shipping schedule by state.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime - see our Tree Height Calculator.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

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Summary features of Dabinett

    Growing

  • Gardening skill: Easy?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 6?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Weak growing?
  • Precocity: Precocious?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Fruit drops when ripe?
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?
  • Scab: Some resistance?
  • Fireblight: Some resistance?

    Uses

  • Picking season: Very late?
  • Flavour quality: Very good?
  • Good for hard cider
  • Drying / Discoloring: Very oxidising?
  • Juice style: Bittersweet (cider)
  • Vitamin C content: Low?

    Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1850 - 1899
  • Fruit colour: Crimson
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Best sellers?

    Climate

  • Temperate climates
  • Mild / damp climates?
  • USDA Zone 5: Yes
  • USDA Zone 6: Yes
  • USDA Zone 7: Yes
  • Cold hardiness: -20F / -29C?


Pollination guide for Dabinett

Dabinett is in flowering group 6. Dabinett is self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, although fruiting may be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby. Like all cider-apple varieties it can also be pollinated by most other apple varieties or crab-apples flowering at the same time.

How to grow Dabinett cider apple trees

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

It is considered self-fertile and precocious, but because it flowers very late it can still sometimes not set fruit if the weather is bad (since there will not be many other varieties flowering at the same time).


Historical details

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


Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Dabinett'




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