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Apple trees
King of the Pippins

A popular and versatile dual-purpose apple, widely grown in the Victorian era.
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Growing


Apple trees
King of the Pippins
Gardening skillAverage
Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
Flowering group4
Pollinating othersAverage
PloidyDiploid
Bearing regularityRegular
Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
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Using


Apple trees
King of the Pippins
Picking seasonLate
CroppingGood
Keeping3 months or more
Useful forEating fresh
Culinary
Juice
Hard cider
Dual purpose
Cooking resultKeeps shape
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Problems


Apple trees
King of the Pippins
Disease resistanceAverage
ScabSome susceptibility
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Climate


Apple trees
King of the Pippins
Climate typeTemperate climates
Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
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Identification


Apple trees
King of the Pippins
Country of originFrance
Period of origin1800 - 1849
Flower colourPink - light
Fruit colourOrange flush
AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
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