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Black Dabinett Apple Trees | Cider Apples
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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.
- 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.
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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Delivery: The basic delivery charge for orders of bareroot plants is £9.49 + vat, which increases to £12.55 + vat if you add any pot-grown plants, standard trees or fruit trees to the order.
Because couriers sometimes experience delays, we schedule delivery by week, not by day. Therefore, please plan your planting day for the weekend at the end of the delivery week or for the week following delivery, at the earliest.
You can choose the delivery week that suits you during checkout and we will email you the day before your plants are due to arrive.
Payment: We do not charge your card until we begin to prepare your order for packing.
Guarantee: If any plants die within a year, we will replace them. We only ask that you follow our planting & growing instructions and sent us clear photographs of the dead plants in situ, so we can help to make sure that the replacement plants succeed. You only pay for the delivery of the replacements.
Please note that our guarantee is void if there is a hosepipe ban in your area: your newly planted hedging must be watered in dry weather while it is establishing. The best way to water is very thoroughly every few days: at least once a week if there is no heavy rain.
Our nursery has been supplying container grown and bareroot hedging plants to gardeners, farmers and town planners since 1949. Our website started in 2003, so we do understand the concerns that you may have about buying hedging plants online. If any of your plants are damaged when they arrive or if you are otherwise not satisfied with your order after you inspect it, please repackage it and contact us. We will give you a refund or send replacements and send a courier to come and collect the unwanted plants.
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