Dabinett Apple Tree Overview
The Dabinett Apple tree originates in the early 1900s in the Martock-Kingsbury region of Somerset, United Kingdom. This British cider apple is named after its founder, William Dabinett. He found is growing as a natural seedling. While we don’t know the genetic makeup of Dabinett apple, people believe that its parent could be the Chisel Jersey.
Dabinett apple is a bittersweet cider apple. It is a high quality apple to go for to make cider. Some commercial cider manufacturers tend to make cider depending primarily on Dabinett apples. Considered vintage quality.
- Uses: juice, hard cider
- Taste: Sweet, aromatic, bittersweet juice.
- Size: small to medium sized
- Color: yellow-green flecked with red colored fruit, greenish flesh
- Hardiness Zones: 5-9
- Disease resistance:
- Scab – resistant
- Canker – resistant
- Brown rot – resistant
- Fireblight – resitant
- Mildew – tolerates
- Rust – tolerates
- Harvest period: 4, late season
- Flowering period: late season
- Flowering Group: 5
- Cross pollinates with: Northern Spy
- Cultivation: This apple tree has low vigor, but bears heavy crops. Small, spreading dwarfed tree. Spur bearer. Produces good yields. Tends to bear fruit annually.
- Storage: Keeps well for up to two months.