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Yarlington Mill

A traditional Somerset cider apple producing a medium bittersweet cider.

Origin: Somerset UK, 1800

Pollination: Yarlington Mill is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Yarlington Mill apple trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but we can produce trees for you through our custom grafting service. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

  • CG-1Yarlington Mill tree custom-grafted on M9 rootstock (Dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Yarlington Mill tree custom-grafted on M26 rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Yarlington Mill tree custom-grafted on MM106 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-4Yarlington Mill tree custom-grafted on MM111 rootstock (Vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-5Yarlington Mill tree custom-grafted on M25 rootstock (Very vigorous)£39.00 each

If you wish to go order please fill in our contact form in the first instance, stating your name, full address, and the rootstock(s) you wish the tree(s) to be grafted on. You will need to contact us before June.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later).

History and description of Yarlington Mill

Yarlington Mill is a cider apple of the Somerset 'Jersey' type. Arose at Yarlington, near North Cadbury, Somerset, where it was found growing out of a wall near a water mill, probably in the early 1900's. It was transplanted into the gardens of Yarlington Mill and probably propagated by nurseryman Harry Masters, very soon achieving local fame for its high yields. It was widely distributed and intensively planted in the orchards of Somerset and the West Midlands. The small fruit, flushed red over pale yellow, produces a sweet, slightly astringent medium bittersweet cider having a good aroma and flavour.

Characteristics of Yarlington Mill apple trees

Fruit sizeSmall
Picking timeLate Oct
Season of useOct-Nov
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Disease resistanceScab - Susceptible
Mildew - Resistant
Canker - Resistant
Special featuresGood for Cider
Pollination date0
Pollination groupC
PollinatorsPollination partners