Christmas Pippin Apple Trees

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Misc RHS AGM, Pollinator, Spur Fruiting
Pollination Group Pollination Group C
Fruiting Late Season
Type Eating

Christmas Pippin Apple Trees

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Christmas Pippin Eating Apple Trees

Christmas Pippin apple trees produce a late season eating apple that has been described as "the new Cox".

Read our guide to buying the right apple tree, browse our full range of apple trees for sale or see the full variety of fruit trees available online.

Characteristics of Christmas Pippin Trees:

  • Use: Eating. Superb, sweet flavour, with crisp flesh that is so juicy it melts quickly in the mouth.
  • Spur Bearer: suitable for cordons & espaliers, trained on wires.
  • Harvest: Around mid-October.
  • Store & ripen in a cool, dry place: Until January.

General description of Christmas Pippin:

This exciting new apple has a similar flavour to the famous Cox, which is regarded by many as the best English eating apple. It has a touch of sharpness behind the sweet, fruity-honey flavours that gives it a real depth. The first chew on each bite is crunchy but the mouthful quickly turns creamy as the juice pours out.
The problem with the beautiful Cox apple is that the tree is not easy to grow and the fruit doesn't store well. Christmas Pippin is a tougher, more reliable tree in every respect. It crops later than a cox and the fruit do store well; they actually taste best when they have ripened off the branch for a few weeks. This makes it a good companion for a Cox, but if you have to choose one tree, we would recommend this one.

All of our Christmas Pippin trees are grown on MM106 rootstocks except bushes which are on M26 and cordons which are on M9.

Pollination Partners for Christmas Pippin:
Your trees are self-sterile and their flowers must be pollinated to make fruit.
Christmas Pippin is in pollination Group C.
This means that they will cross-pollinate with other apple trees in pollination Groups B, C and D.

See our Guide to Apple Tree Pollination for a full list of partners & more tips about pollination.

History & Parentage:
This modern tree was discovered in 2000 and introduced for commercial sale in 2011. It was found growing beside the road, so it is likely that it grew from a seed in an apple core that had been thrown away. The best guesses for its parent apple are a Cox or a Gala apple.

How Apple Trees are Measured & Delivered:
Our fruit trees are delivered in up to 3 shapes and you can also buy selected apple trees as ready made cordons.
Maiden: This unbranched tree is the smallest starting size. You can train maidens into espaliers and cordons.
Cordon: Christmas Pippin trees are spur-bearers, so they can be made into cordons and espaliers.
Bush: This is a style of freestanding tree with a short trunk of about 60cms. It will grow to about 3 metres tall.
Half-Standard: This is a freestanding style that will grow into a full sized, "normal" apple tree, about 4 metres tall.

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Bareroot planting is best done between October and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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