Michelin cider apple trees
- Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners
- Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
- Pollination group: 4
- Uses: Hard cider
Michelin is a traditional French hard cider apple variety producing a medium 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 is arguably better known and more widely grown in England than in France.
Michelin is a good choice if you are new to growing cider-apples, as it is partially self-fertile, heavy-cropping, starts bearing from a young age, and unlike many European cider varieties, tends to be a regular (rather than biennial) bearer.
Michelin cider apple trees for sale
1-year Michelin cider apple trees bare-root
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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.
Michelin is thought to have originated in the 18th century in Normandy, France.
- Picking season:
- Keeping (of fruit):
- Juice style:
- Fruit persistence:
Fruit drops when ripe
- Gardening skill:
Suitable for beginners
- Pollination group:
- Pollinating others:
- Bearing regularity:
- Fruit bearing:
- General resistance:
- Cold hardiness (USDA):
(4) -30F / -34C
- Summer average maximum temperatures:
Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F)
- Country of origin:
- Period of origin:
1750 - 1799
- Fruit color:
Green - light
- Fruit size: