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Dabinett

Synonyms: Dabinette (incorrect)

Identification: Medium size, often small, flattened conic. Greenish yellow skin over which a crimson blush, stripes and small light coloured lenticels. The calyx 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 russetted.

Characteristics: The pale-green flesh is firm, crisp. Sweet and aromatic.

Uses: Intended as a cider apple and not generally favoured for other uses.

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 (U.K.). It is likely an offspring of the Chisel Jersey.

Cultivation: Small, dwarfed tree, spreading, low vigour but bears heavy crops. Spur bearer. Precocious. Yields are good and it bears annually. Tolerates shade, but the tree requires annual 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 compatible pollen donor.

8 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps up to two months.

Vulnerabilities: Tolerates mildew, rust, canker and fire blight, resistant to brown rot and scab.

Harvest: In the first half of the fourth period. The fruit drops from the tree as soon as it is ripe.

Juice character: Fragrant and medium to full bitter-sweet. Sweet and aromatic. Typically the Brix is between 12 and 14, with 0.29% tannin, 0.18% acidity. Considered vintage quality, producing a full-bodied, astringent cider.

Juice classification: Bittersweet

Harvest period: 4

Status: cider

Pollination group: D

Pollination day: 15

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.

Synonyms: 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.