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APPLE, DABINETT
Malus domestica Dabinett

APPLE, DABINETT (Malus domestica Dabinett)
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Somerset variety, the seedling being found probably in early 1900s by a Mr. William Dabinett. (Dabinett being quite a common surname in Somerset). Good crops of apples which are smallish, greenish-yellow with red stripes and a red flush. They have a strong aroma and distinctive flavour. Dabinett is grown in most cider producing areas as it makes a bittersweet cider with a mellow, full-bodied astringency. Many cider makers use this variety as a single apple variety due to its excellent qualities. Self-fertile, mid-season flowering. Harvest in November.

Season of Use: Nov. For Cider Making

 Maiden
 MM106 Br
17.95 Bare rooted stock will be available
from Nov., see below/right.

POLLINATORS FOR APPLE, DABINETT

This plant is in pollination group 2, it is reasonably self-fertile but will fruit better with a pollinator. Choose a pollinator in group 1, 2 or 3 (listed below).

DescriptionSeason of UseCooker/Desert DescriptionSeason of UseCooker/Desert
Arthur TurnerAug-OctCulinary (Suitable for Cooking) Ashmead's KernelDec-MarDesert Fruit
Beauty of BathEarly AugDesert Fruit Black TauntonNov.For Cider Making
BountifulOct-JanCulinary (Suitable for Cooking)Desert Fruit BraeburnOct-JanDesert Fruit
Charles RossOct-NovCulinary (Suitable for Cooking)Desert Fruit Chivers DelightNov.-Jan.Desert Fruit
Christmas PippinOct-JanDesert Fruit Core BlimeyOct-JanDesert Fruit
Cox's Self-FertileOct-JanDesert Fruit DiscoveryAug-SeptDesert Fruit
Egremont RussetOct-DecDesert Fruit Ellison's OrangeSept-OctDesert Fruit
FiestaOct-MarDesert Fruit Galloway PippinNov-FebCulinary (Suitable for Cooking)Desert Fruit
Golden DeliciousNov.-Feb.Desert Fruit Herefordshire Redstreak (Cider)NovFor Cider Making
Herefordshire RussetSept-JanDesert Fruit Howgate WonderOct-JanCulinary (Suitable for Cooking)
KatySeptDesert Fruit Kidd's Orange RedOct-FebDesert Fruit
Kingston BlackNov.For Cider Making Laxton's SuperbNov-MarDesert Fruit
Red DevilSept-JanDesert Fruit Red FalstaffOct-MarDesert Fruit
Red PippinOct-MarDesert Fruit Red WindsorAug-Mid OctDesert Fruit
Royal GalaLate Sept-DecDesert Fruit ScrumptiousSept-OctDesert Fruit
SunsetNov-DecDesert Fruit SurpizeSep-DecDesert Fruit
Tickled PinkLate Sept.Culinary (Suitable for Cooking)Desert Fruit Tom Putt (Cider)Sept-NovCulinary (Suitable for Cooking)For Cider Making
Winter GemOct-MarDesert Fruit Worcester PearmainAug-SeptDesert Fruit

Key: CookerCooking Apple, Dessert AppleDessert fruit, Suitable for Cider MakingCider Apple.

Crab apples such as Golden Hornet and John Downie also are good pollinators for all apples. In areas where there are many apple trees already growing it may not be necessary to plant an extra pollinator.


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