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Domaine is a traditional French cider apple, producing a bitter juice (usually classed as bittersharp, although it can be quite sweet). It is one of the primary varieties registered for cider production in the Pays d'Auge in Normandy.
The apples ripen mid-season, and should be pressed within a few weeks of picking.
Domaine is not particularly disease-resistant, but is a vigorous tree. It is prone to biennialism, so be sure to thin the fruitlets in the "on" year to ensure regular cropping.
It blooms very early for a cider variety, but can be readily pollinated by most other early-blooming apple varieties.
Domaine seems to be more resistant to fireblight than some other French varieties. (Fireblight was unknown in French cider orchards until recently, so it is not a disease which traditional French varieties would have been selected for resistance to).
Advice on fruit tree pollination.