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Michelin apple

Michelin is a traditional French hard cider apple variety producing a medium bittersweet juice.

USDA identification images for Michelin

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

    Offspring of this variety

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    • Dan in Vittoria, ONTARIO

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    2014 season

    • 20th April  2014  - tree owned by Anthony in San Diego, United States

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    • Species: Malus domestica
    • Introduced: 18th century


    • Picking season: Late
    • Cropping: Good
    • Keeping (of fruit): 2-3 weeks
    • Food uses: Hard cider
    • Juice style: Bittersweet (cider)


    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Bearing regularity: Regular


    • Cold-hardiness: Cold-hardy
    • Cold hardiness (USDA): (4) -30F / -34C
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)


    • Country of origin: France
    • Period of origin: 1750 - 1799
    • Leaf colour: Green
    • Fruit size: Small
    • Fruit colour: Green - light

    Where to buy trees

    The following tree nurseries offer Michelin apple trees for sale:

    Where to buy fresh fruit

    The following orchards grow Michelin:

    United States

    • Washington

      • Skipley Farm, Snohomish        *** Feature Orchard ***


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