Apple Tree - Yarlington Mill
Origin: Yarlington, Somerset early 1900s
Apple Taste : Medium bittersweet
Flowering Group: 2
Rootstock: M106 or M25
Size : Maiden
Harvest : October
Vigour : Medium
Yarlington Mill is another cider apple variety very local to us in southeast Somerset. It is widely grown hereabouts where it is known as a heavy and reliable cropper, producing masses of small pale yellow apples. Like Kingston Black and Dabinett, Yarlington Mill is a good enough apple to produce good - sometimes prize winning - quality single varietal cider. Invaluable. Like Tremlett's Bitter, Yarlington Mill apples fall to the ground when ripe.
Supplier : R.V.Roger Ltd.
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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, Yarlington Mill, and Dabinett. 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, which can also be trained into a fan, cordon or espalier. M25 rootstock will produce the 4m plus 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 Yarlington Mill bare root. At the height of the lifting season - between November and March - there may be up to a month's delay between placing the order and dispatching due to pressure of orders, which are dealt with in date sequence, and the weather. Orders for apple trees from March to September are confirmed in late October/ early November ready for dispatch from November. Please consult our planting and care guide on receipt of your order.