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Pitmaston Pine Apple

Pitmaston Pine Apple

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

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

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

Pitmaston Pine Apple apple trees for sale

  • 11-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    MM106 rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • 21-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    M25 rootstock
    Full size size (4.5m-6m after 10 years)
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Deliveries resume December 2020


How to grow

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.

History

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.

Pitmaston Pine Apple characteristics

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping2-3 weeks
  • Useful forEating freshJuice
  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourAverage vigour
  • Bearing regularityBiennial tendency
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • ScabVery resistant
  • Climate typeTemperate climatesMild damp climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1750 - 1799
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Fruit colourGreen / Yellow