An attractive, highly disease-resistant apple, ideal for organic growers.
Dabinett Apple Scionwood (Spring 2023)
A reliable English cider apple producing a bittersweet juice.
Dabinett is a great tree for the home orchardist who wants to try their hand at hard cider. This tree is broadly disease resistant, precocious, productive, and shade tolerant. One of the most common trees in English cider orchards, it is a reliable cropper and cold hardy to zone 5. Dabinett is even self-fertile, but care must be taken if using it to provide pollen as it is a very late bloomer. This is a cider apple; it is not suitable for fresh eating, "unless," as Jacobsen writes "sucking on tea bags is your idea of fun."
The apple is small and yellow-green flecked red, with flesh that is tinged green. It yields a bittersweet juice that is astringent and high in fruity tannins. This is a vintage quality juice. It is considered to be of high enough quality to use for a single-variety cider. (From WSU: Tannin (percent tannic acid): 0.24; Acid (percent malic acid): 0.22; pH: 4.41; SG: 1.055; oBrix 13.5.)
Possibly a seedling of Chisel Jersey, Dabinett was discovered growing in a hedgerow in Somerset, England by William Dabinett in the early 1900s.
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Subcategory: Heirloom, Cider, Disease-Resistant, Hot-Climate
Fruit Uses & Storage
Cider classification: bittersweet
Storage duration: (approximate, depending on storage conditions)
Skin color: yellow
Flesh color: off-white
Origin: Somerset, England
Introduced in: early 1900's
Introduced by: William Dabinett
Calendar & Geography
USDA zones: 5 - 8
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Oct 13 (approximate, in New York State) + 28 days after McIntosh
Diseases & Pests
Apple Scab: Resistant
Cedar-Apple Rust: Resistant
Fireblight: Very Resistant
Perennial Canker: Resistant
Powdery Mildew: Resistant
Bloom group: 5
Is it self-fertile? Y
Is it fertile? Y
This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Dabinett Apple. Please see our Pollenizer Search to run other queries and read how the application uses various factors. Also read more about fruit tree pollination.
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