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Apple Tree - Black Dabinett

Origin: Somerset, 1897
Apple Taste: Bittersweet
Apple Type: Cider
Flowering Group : 4
Rootstock: MM106 or M25
Size : Maiden (1-2 years old, around 100cm)
Harvest : October
Vigour : Medium

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Cider apples will be available to order in July
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Apple Tree - Black Dabinett

Black Dabinett, is also known as Tommy Rodford - who Tommy was, history does not relate. He could have found the first Black Dabinett, a seedling of Dabinett, growing at Kingsbury Episcopi. Like its parent it can be used to produce a single varietal bittersweet cider. 

Supplier : Adam's Apples

Depending on the tannin and acidity of their juice, cider apples are divided into bittersweets, bittersharps, sweets, and sharps. Most cider orchards are a mixture of varieties, making a blended cider, but there are some individual ciders made - for example, Kingston Black, Dabinett, Black Dabinett and Yarlington Mill. They will only grow in the West, where conditions suit them, and are particularly concentrated in Somerset and Herefordshire. See our section on Pollination Groups to help you select your apple trees.

As the norm we use M106 (or "MM106") rootstocks for all of our apple trees, and sometimes the larger M25. These rootstocks were created specifically for use in the UK and produce healthy, heavy cropping trees for our weather conditions. M106 produces a medium sized apple tree, between 3 and 4 metres tall, which can also be trained into a fan, cordon or espalier. M25 rootstock will produce the 6m standard trees of a traditional orchard, where they would be planted between 6 and 8 metres apart. Please refer to our size guide for details.

Like all our apple trees, we offer Black Dabinett bare root, so they are only available between November and April. During lifting season, there will be a delay between placing the order and dispatching due to pressure of orders, which are dealt with in date sequence, and the weather. Orders taken from June-October will be confirmed in late October/ early November after a nursery stock take, for dispatch from November. Please consult our planting and care guide on receipt of your order.

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