The Dabinett apple tree was first observed growing in Somerset, England. Its fruit is a Medium-sized roundish fruit that is covered with brownish brick-red stripes. It is prized for its astringent flesh and low-acid juice. Like Kingston Black, the Dabinett apple can be used to make a terrific single-variety cider. Dabinett apples are a classic English “bitter” apple that is really only suitable for hard cider production. The tree is of low vigor and does well when planted in fertile soils. Moderately tolerant to shade, precocious, and bears annually.
We are now taking provisional orders for spring 2015 shipping. Trees are shipped 1-year bare root during their winter dormancy from January through mid-April depending on USDA zone.
Cider Nursery Trees are sold in bundles of 10 trees. We do not break bundles.
Rootstock: Dwarfing CG 41 rootstock that is replant, fire blight, and aphid resistant.
Size when shipped: 5/8 to 3/4 inch