Michelin is a French cider apple that originated in Normandy around 1872. It is first developed by Mr. Legrand and named after a famous cider researcher. Introduced into England in 1884. and it has become more popular there than its native France.
Small-medium conical ribbed pale green fruit dotted with russet and sometimes slightly blushed. Sweet astringent flesh and soft tannin juice, best for blending with other midseason varieties.
Currently the most widely planted variety in the West of England cider country. The tree is medium-sized, with upright multi-leader habit and an extremely reliable cropper. Mid-late season bloom, good self-fertility; good pollinator. Scab tolerant. Hardy to zone 4.