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Dabinett Apple on MM.111 (Spring 2022)


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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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.


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: 0
Ripening date: Oct 13 (approximate, in New York State) + 28 days after McIntosh

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: MM.111 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Semi-Standard (85% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 24'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Fireblight: Very Resistant
Powdery Mildew: Resistant
Apple Scab: Resistant
Cedar-Apple Rust: Resistant
Perennial Canker: Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 5
Is it self-fertile? Y
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Semi-Standard (85% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Dabinett Apple on MM.111. 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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Honeycrisp Apple on B.118 2022 0
Enterprise Apple on MM.111 2022 0
Chestnut Crab Apple on B.118 2022 0

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