Apple - Dabinett

Dabinett Apple

Malus domestica
An bittersweet old Somerset cider apple.

Origin: Somerset UK

Pollination:  Dabinett is self-fertile and a pollinator is not necessary for producing a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

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Dabinett Apple Trees for sale - order online

We supply trees and plants only during the winter planting season from late November to mid March. Orders placed now will not be be delivered until the winter planting season. You will not be required to pay until October but by ordering now you can ensure that the items are reserved for you and supplied as early as possible when we resume delveries in late November.
Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form Availability Price Qty required
M9 - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
MM111 - Vigorous   1 year Maiden Available £17.50

The availability information shown in the availability column in the table is always up-to-date.
Available means Available for supply from Nov 2018 to March 2019
2019/20 means Sold out but available for supply winter 2019/20. Orders taken from May 2019
Sold out means Sold out for supply Nov 2018 to March 2019. May be available again winter 2019/20




History and description of Dabinett

An old cider apple which arose in the Martock area Somerset. Small greenish yellow fruit. Produces a sweet, astringent juice and a bittersweet cider. Widely grown for cider in the West Country. The tree is of low vigour. It is self-fertile and crops well.




Main characteristics of Dabinett

Use Cider
Colour Green
Flavour Bittersweet
Fruit size  Small
Picking time  Nov
Season of use  Nov

Tree vigour  Small
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good
Disease resistance  Scab: Resistant
Special features Good for Cider

Pollination date  11
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self Fertile
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