This apple variety dates from around the early 1900’s. It was found by William Dabinett and grown as a natural seedling in a hedge in South Petherton, Somerset. Classed as a “Bittersweet Cider Apple,” Dabinett has a small, yellow green fruit – flecked with red and usually harvested in November in the UK. The flesh is green and aromatic. The apple tree itself has a relatively small and spreading habit and it also has a high resistance to apple scab.
The juice is characterised as having high tannin and low acid.
There are other varieties available:
Port Wine (Harry Masters)
Hereford Jersey (Chisel)
Ashton & Ellis Bitter (blend)
Cox’s Orange Pippin
If you are interested in other varieties, please use the enquiry form to send us more details.