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King of the Pippins

King of the Pippins

King of the Pippins apple trees for sale

  • 11-year maiden bare-root tree 33.45
    MM106 rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • 21-year maiden bare-root tree 33.45
    M25 rootstock
    Full size size (4.5m-6m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
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History

The origins of King of the Pippins are not certain, but it was first recorded around 1800 in London, where it was introduced by a nurseryman, Kirke of Brompton. It almost certainly comes from France where it is known as Reine des Reinettes, but there are many other synonyms for this variety.

King of the Pippins characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping3 months or more
  • Useful forEating freshCulinaryJuiceHard ciderDual purpose
  • Cooking resultKeeps shape
  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • ScabSome susceptibility
  • Climate typeTemperate climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Country of originFrance
  • Period of origin1800 - 1849
  • Flower colourPink - light
  • Fruit colourOrange flush
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current) 1993RHS Plants for Pollinators