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Dabinett

Cider apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Thought to have originated in the Martock-Kingsbury area of Somerset in the mid-19th Century. Believed to have been named after a Mr Dabinett. Possibly a seedling of Chisel Jersey. This variety crops regularly. Fruits have slightly crisp flesh with a sweet, astringent, strong fruity flavour when ripe. Dabinett is weak grower producing a small and spreading tree. A bittersweet variety that produces a soft, full-bodied, high quality cider.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in Tidnor Wood National Collection® of Malus (Cider making)

Accession No.
1989 - 077

  

Accession name
Dabinett
Flowering time  ›››
11th May10% flowering
14th MayFull (80%) flowering
21st May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid November 1
Size
small-medium 1
Shape
Globose 1
Height
50.00 mm 1
Width
62.40 mm 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
weak 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
high-very high 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/solid flush 1
Russet
low 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1


References:
1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register