Dabinett Apple Tree


The Dabinett apple tree is perfect for home orchardists eager to try hard cider, as it is disease-resistant, productive, shade-tolerant, and cold hardy to USDA zone 5, with self-fertile, late-blooming small yellow-green apples flecked with red that yield a vintage-quality, tannin-rich juice ideal for single-variety cider. Discovered in Somerset, England, by William Dabinett in the early 1900s, this tree is resilient against fireblight, powdery mildew, apple scab, cedar-apple rust, and perennial canker, making it a top choice for cider enthusiasts.

General Tree Height/Caliper: Most of our fruit trees (apple, peach, apricot, plum, pear, nectarine, quince, and cherry) are grafted/budded and are 4-6' tall with a caliper/diameter of about 1/4-3/4". Most have more than 5' height and 1/2" diameter. The other trees are seedlings, such as pawpaw, mulberry, persimmon, shade, berry, and flowering trees which range from 18-36" tall.

A rootstock primarily controls a tree's size and how early it bears fruit. Learn more about our specific rootstocks.