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Pitmaston Pine Apple

Pitmaston Pine Apple
  • Picking season: Late
  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 4

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)
    Out of stock


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

  • Using

    • Picking season:Late
    • Cropping:Heavy
    • Keeping (of fruit):2-3 weeks
    • Food uses:Eating fresh, Juice
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Average
    • Self-fertility:Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group:4
    • Pollinating others:Average
    • Ploidy:Diploid
    • Vigour:Average vigour
    • Bearing regularity:Biennial tendency
    • Fruit bearing:Spur-bearer
  • Problems

    • Disease resistance:Average
    • Scab:Very resistant
  • Climate

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

    • Country of origin:United Kingdom
    • Period of origin:1750 - 1799
    • Fruit colour:Green / Yellow