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King's Acre Pippin

King's Acre Pippin
  • Picking season: Very late
  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile

King's Acre Pippin apple trees for sale

  • 1.1-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    MM111 rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • 2.1-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    M25 rootstock
    Full size size (4.5m-6m after 10 years)


History

Developed at King's Acre Nurseries of Hereford and introduced in 1899. King's Acre Pippin is believed to be a cross between Sturmer Pippin and Ribston Pippin.



King's Acre Pippin characteristics

  • Using

    • Picking period (southern UK):early November
    • Picking season:Very late
    • Cropping:Good
    • Keeping (of fruit):3 months or more
    • Food uses:Eating fresh
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Average
    • Self-fertility:Not self-fertile
    • Pollinating others:Average
    • Ploidy:Diploid
    • Bearing regularity:Regular
    • Fruit bearing:Spur-bearer
  • Problems

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

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

    • Country of origin:United Kingdom
    • Period of origin:1850 - 1899
    • Fruit colour:Orange flush