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Dabinett

Other names: Dabinette (incorrect)

Identification: Medium size, often small, flattened conic. Greenish yellow skin aover which a crimson blush, stripes and small light coloured lenticels. The eye is large and closed to partly open with long sepals, set in a shallow basin. The stem is medium long, medium stout, set in a shallow and wide cavity which is often lightly russeted. Character of the

Origins: A British cider apple found by William Dabinett in the early 1900s growing as a wild seedling in a hedge in the Martock?Kingsbury area of Somerset (UK). It is likely an offspring of the Chisel Jersey.

Cultivation: Small darwfed tree, speading, low vigour but bears heavy crops. Spur bearer. Precocious. Yields are good and it bears annually. Tolerates shade, but the tree requires annua applications of potash to stave off potasium deficiency characterized by weak leaves with curly edges. Sensitive to sulfur.

Ploidism: Self fertile but produces better crops in the presence of a pollen donor. Group D. Day 15.

Harvest: In the first half of the fourth period. The f Sweet and aromatic with soft tannins. A Makes a full?bodied, astringent cider. Medium to full bittersweet.

Juice character: highly recommended, fragrant, bittersweet cider apple. Typically the BRIX is between 12 and 14, with 0.29 per cent tannin, 0.18 per cent malic acid. Character of the Cider: Considered vintage quality.

Status: cider

Pollination group: D

Pollination day: 15

Dabinett

Associated apples:

Ashton Bitter
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Type: cider

Origins: Originated from a seedling of a Dabinett crossed with Stoke Red, raised by George Spinks in 1947 at the Long Ashton Research Station in Bristol, England.

Other names: Ashton Bittersweet

Apples with a similar sounding name:

de Bonde
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Type: apple

Origins: Fruits du Centre (France)

de Bonde
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Type: apple

Characteristics: The flesh is white, fine?grained. soft. Bland.


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