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Michelin Apple on G.11 (Spring 2022)


A traditional French bittersweet cider apple.

The tree is precocious and reliably productive. It has stiff, upright limbs and is somewhat susceptible to scab, mildew, canker, and fireblight. It is partially self-fertile and tends to biennialism. Michelin is used exclusively for cider; it is not suitable for fresh eating.

This mid-season apple is medium sized and conical-pointed. The skin is greenish yellow, sometimes blushed, with some russeting at the stem and calyx. It yields an aromatic, amber, soft, tannic juice that is best for blending. The juice is described as douce à douce amère "sweet to bittersweet." This apple can be stored for several weeks before pressing. (From WSU: Tannin (percent tannic acid): 0.14; Acid (percent malic acid): 0.27; pH: 4.09; SG: 1.048; oBrix 11.4.)

Michelin was developed by nurseryman Monsieur Legrand of Normandy and named after Henri Michelin, a pomologist whose especial interest was in cider apples. The tree was first brought to England in 1884 by the Woolhope Naturalists Club of Hereford.

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The tree is precocious and reliably productive. It has stiff, upright limbs and is somewhat susceptible to scab, mildew, canker, and fireblight. It is partially self-fertile and tends to biennialism. Michelin is used exclusively for cider; it is not suitable for fresh eating.

This mid-season apple is medium sized and conical-pointed. The skin is greenish yellow, sometimes blushed, with some russeting at the stem and calyx. It yields an aromatic, amber, soft, tannic juice that is best for blending. The juice is described as douce à douce amère "sweet to bittersweet." This apple can be stored for several weeks before pressing. (From WSU: Tannin (percent tannic acid): 0.14; Acid (percent malic acid): 0.27; pH: 4.09; SG: 1.048; oBrix 11.4.)

Michelin was developed by nurseryman Monsieur Legrand of Normandy and named after Henri Michelin, a pomologist whose especial interest was in cider apples. The tree was first brought to England in 1884 by the Woolhope Naturalists Club of Hereford.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Heirloom, Cider, Cold-Hardy

Fruit Uses & Storage

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

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: yellow
Flesh color: white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin: Normandy, France
Introduced in: 1872
Introduced by: Monseur Legrand

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 4 - 7
Chill hours: 0
Ripening date: Sep 08 (approximate, in New York State) 7 days before McIntosh

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: G.11 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Dwarf (25% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 8'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Fireblight: Susceptible
Perennial Canker: Susceptible
Powdery Mildew: Susceptible
Apple Scab: Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 4
Is it self-fertile? Partial
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Dwarf (25% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

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