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Dabinett Apple Scionwood (Spring 2024)


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 Rowan 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.

Volume Pricing

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Quantity Dabinett Apple Scion
1 $12.00
2-5 $7.00
6-10 $6.00
11-99 $5.00
100+ $4.00

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$13.00 ea.

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Clean vs. Regular

Our clean scion is harvested from trees grown on G.16, which is extremely sensitive to viruses. These trees would not have survived if the scion contained viruses. Our clean wood has not been lab tested. Regular = may contain one of the common latent viruses; this is not usually a problem and can be used with most rootstocks.

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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 Rowan 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.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Heirloom, Cider, Disease-Resistant, Hot-Climate

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: cider
Cider classification: bittersweet
Storage duration: (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: yellow
Flesh color: off-white

Fruit Origins

Parentage:
Origin: Somerset, England
Introduced in: early 1900's
Introduced by: William Dabinett

The Environment

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

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 5
Is it self-fertile? Y
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid

Pollination Partners

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