Pitmaston Pine Apple apple trees

Pitmaston Pine Apple apple tree

Pitmaston Pine Apple is an 18th century English apple, best-known for its distinctive pineapple-like flavour.

It is thought to be a seedling of Golden Pippin, and certainly appears to have inherited the fruity flavour of that variety.

The apples are very small, not much bigger than crab-apples.

Pitmaston Pine Apple apple trees for sale

Deliveries start December 2018.

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - MM106 rootstock 23.90 Sold outalert me

Delivery period: Trees are delivered between November and March. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in an area with very cold winters please let us know so that we can scheduled delivery for early spring.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

Summary features of Pitmaston Pine Apple

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 4?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Bearing regularity: Biennial tendency?
  • Growth habit: Upright
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Overall disease resistance: Average?
  • Scab: Very resistant?

Uses

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1750 - 1799
  • Fruit colour: Green / Yellow
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Rarely grown?

Climate

  • Temperate climates
  • Mild / damp climates?
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Pitmaston Pine Apple

Pitmaston Pine Apple is in flowering group 4. Pitmaston Pine Apple is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby.

How to grow Pitmaston Pine Apple apple trees

Pitmaston Pine Apple is generally easy to grow. It has a reputation for variable cropping, but in a good year qualifies as a heavy cropper.

Historical details

Pitmaston Pine was raised by Mr White, the steward to Lord Foley of Witley in the 1780s. It is a seedling of Golden Pippin, a popular English apple of the period. It was introduced by Mr Williams of Pitmaston near Worcester.

Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Pitmaston Pine Apple'