Dabinett is an English bittersweet, potentially a seedling of Chisel Jersey, discovered in Somerset around 1850.
Dabinett is a vintage English cider apple, and presently one of the most common varieites in English cider orchards. Lots of tannins and frutiness in this antique apple means very high quality juice. Gary Moulton believes that it is the "most reliable bittersweet to grow, excellent juice." This variety is commonly used by Steve Wood in Farnum Hill Ciders as well.
The apple is small, round, fuzzy and striped red over a green background. Dabinett should be harvested October-November. Tree is of low vigor, does well with high fertility levels and is shade tolerant. Bears young and is a regular good producer, considerable tolerance to fireblight and scab. Hardy to zone 5