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King of the Pippins

King of the Pippins
  • Picking season: Late
  • Country of origin: France
  • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 4

King of the Pippins apple trees for sale

  • 1.1-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    MM106 rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • 2.1-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    M25 rootstock
    Full size size (4.5m-6m after 10 years)


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

  • Using

    • Picking period (southern UK):early October
    • Picking season:Late
    • Cropping:Good
    • Keeping (of fruit):3 months or more
    • Food uses:Eating fresh, Culinary, Juice, Hard cider, Dual purpose (eat + cook)
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Average
    • Self-fertility:Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group:4
    • Pollinating others:Average
    • Ploidy:Diploid
    • Vigour:Slightly small
    • Bearing regularity:Regular
    • Fruit bearing:Spur-bearer
  • Problems

    • Disease resistance:Average
    • Scab:Some susceptibility
  • Climate

    • Climate suitability:Temperate climates
    • Summer average maximum temperatures:Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F), Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F)
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:France
    • Period of origin:1800 - 1849
    • Fruit colour:Orange flush
    • Awards:RHS Award of Garden Merit