Dabinett Apple ScionwoodThis is a twig for grafting. Late Fall. Medium-bittersweet cider apple. Probably a seedling of Chisel Jersey. Middle Lambrook, Somerset, England. (SG 1.057, acidity 1.8g/L, tannin 2.9g/L) One of the most popular cider varieties in Somerset today and one of the mainstays of Poverty Lane Orchards in Lebanon, New Hampshire. At a MOFGA workshop, Steve Wood of of Poverty Lane and Farnum Hill Ciders told us, “If you’re going to plant one bittersweet, plant this one.” Medium-sized roundish fruit covered with sooty brownish brick-red stripes and blush. Dense astringent juicy flesh. Sugar content fair and fermentation moderate. High quality well-balanced low-acid cider with a soft-tasting tannin. Picked last week of October, sometimes fermented alone but usually blended with other late varieties. Crops annually. Grower-friendly tree with a spreading drooping habit may require help in developing a strong central leader. Not pollen compatible with Chisel Jersey. Midseason bloom. Z4-6.
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