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Black Dabinett Apple Trees | Cider Apples

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Pollinator Pollination Group D

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Black Dabinett Apple Trees - Delivered by Mail Order from the Nursery with a 1 Year Guarantee

Black Dabinett apple trees produce a mid to late season, vintage quality cider apple.

Browse all of our other apple tree varieties here or read our guide to buying the right apple tree.

Characteristics of Black Dabinett Trees:
  • Use: Cider. Vintage quality. Medium bittersweet flavour.
  • Spur Bearer: suitable for cordons & training on wires.
  • Tree's growth habit: Average vigour. Upright / Compact / Spreading form.
  • Harvest: During November.
  • Cider apples should be pressed for their juice as quickly as possible.

General description of Black Dabinett:
These medium to large sized fruit have a fabulous deep purple complexion, sometimes crackled with a lustrous green. The tree itself is fairly vigorous and it is a regular heavy cropper. The Dabinetts are a mainstay of cider farmers, with a mellow bittersweet flavour of vintage quality, meaning that it can be used to make full-bodied cider without the need to be mixed with other apples. We especially recommend Black Dabinett if you are planning on only having one cider apple tree. The fruit ripen during November.

Rootstocks:
All of our Black Dabinett trees are grown on MM106 rootstocks.

Pollination Partners for Black Dabinett:
Your trees are self fertile.
Black Dabinett is in pollination Group D.
This means that they will cross-pollinate with other apple trees in pollination Groups C, D and E.

See our Guide to Apple Tree Pollination for a full list of partners & more tips about pollination.

Black Dabinett Disease notes:
Disease resistance: Scab, Brown Rot.

History & Parentage:
It hails from Kingsbury Episcopi in Somerset. The original Dabinett tree was found by chance, growing in a hedge, at start of the 20th century by William Dabinett; this variety is superior in size and flavour. The fruit are known locally as Tommy Rodfords.

How Apple Trees are Measured & Delivered:
Our fruit trees are delivered in up to 3 shapes and you can also buy selected apple trees as ready made cordons.
Maiden: This unbranched tree is the smallest starting size. You can train maidens into espaliers and cordons.
Cordon: Black Dabinett trees are spur-bearers, so they can be made into cordons and espaliers.
Bush: This is a style of freestanding tree with a short trunk of about 60cms. It will grow to about 3 metres tall.
Half-Standard: This is a freestanding style that will grow into a full sized, "normal" apple tree, about 4 metres tall.



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