Michelin cider apple tree gained prominence in Normandy in the late 1800's. Named after a Monsieur Michelin who promoted the study of cider apples. Michelin cider apple tree is an old bittersweet variety with reliable cropping. The apples are small, pale green and maturing to yellow with a slight flush. This cider can stand alone but benefits from blending. Slight berry aroma, tastes like cooked apple. The Michelin apple trees produce a sweet, mildly astringent juice, and a good, medium bittersweet cider. Please see below for further information on our organically grown Michelin apple trees for sale.
USDA Certified Organic
Considerations for Michelin Apple Tree
USDA Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Uses: Strictly Hard Cider
Harvest Period: Late
Bloom Period: Late
Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile
Origin Date: France 1700`s
Storage: 3-4 weeks
Rootstock: MM 111 (semi-dwarf)
Years to Bear: 2-4 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Size of tree
Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch; *As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock. .
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.