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Yarlington Mill cider apple tree

Yarlington Mill
  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 5
  • Uses: Hard cider

Yarlington Mill is a heavy-cropping traditional English cider apple variety, and quite widely grown in the English cider-producing regions. It produces a bittersweet juice.

Yarlington Mill cider apple trees for sale

  • 1Small 1-year bare-root tree $32.00
    Mature height: 6ft-9ft after 10 years
    Dwarf rootstock
  • 2Medium 1-year bare-root tree $32.00
    Mature height: 8ft-12ft after 10 years
    Semi-dwarf rootstock
  • 3Full-size 1-year bare-root tree $29.00
    Mature height: 16ft-24ft after 10 years
    Vigorous rootstock

How to grow

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

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

Historical details

Yarlington Mill is named after the town of Yarlington, Somerset, England. It was discovered in the early 20th century.

Yarlington Mill characteristics

  • Picking seasonVery late
  • UsesHard cider
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
  • Juice styleBittersweet (cider)
  • Fruit persistenceFruit drops when ripe
  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Pollination group5
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourAverage vigour
  • PrecocitySlow to start bearing
  • Bearing regularityBiennial tendency
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • General resistanceAverage
  • CankerVery resistant
  • FireblightSome susceptibility
  • ScabSome susceptibility
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)(5) -20F / -29C
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Fruit colorOrange / Red
  • Fruit sizeAverage

Similar varieties

  • See also Harry Masters Jersey
    Harry Masters Jersey
    Harry Masters Jersey is a traditional English cider apple variety, producing a bittersweet juice.