King of the Pippins Apple Trees

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Misc RHS AGM, Multi Purpose, Pollinator, Self fertile, Spur Fruiting
Pollination Group Pollination Group D
Fruiting Mid Season Fruiting
Type Eating

Malus domestica King of the Pippins

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Malus domestica King of the Pippins - Mid Season

Description of King of the Pippins Trees & Fruit:
King of the Pippins is a truly multi-purpose apple. In practice, any apple could be used for cooking, eating or making cider, especially when blended with other apples, but this one by itself is good at all three.
Eaten as a dessert apple, it has a powerful flavour with hints of nut, a touch of sourness and a crunchy, juicy bite.
When cooked, it becomes sweeter, though still tart, and the flesh turns yellow, remaining firm in texture.
Its juice is good enough to make acceptable bittersweet cider by itself and should only need one other cider variety in the brew to make a great beverage.

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Characteristics of King of the Pippins Trees:

  • Eating / Cooking / Cider
  • Partially Self Fertile
  • Pollination Group D
  • Spur Bearer: suitable for cordons & training on wires.
  • Diseases: Resistant to Scab.
  • Harvest: From early October
  • Store & ripen in a cool, dry place: Until January.

Pollination Partners for King of the Pippins:

King of the Pippins is partially self fertile and its flowers must be pollinated to make good crops.
Your trees are in pollination Group D.
This means that they will cross-pollinate with other apple trees in pollination Groups C, D and E.

See our Guide to Apple Tree Pollination for a full list of partners & more tips about pollination (it's really simple, we promise!).

Apple Tree Rootstocks:
King of the Pippins Maidens & Standards are grown on "MM106" rootstocks. These are suitable for espaliers and free standing trees.

Growing King of the Pippins Apple Trees:
Rich soil is important - dig in plenty of good manure and compost before planting.
Soil drainage must be good, although apple trees do like clay soil.
The more sun your trees get, the better your crops will be.

Details about delivery sizes: Guide to Fruit Tree Sizing.

History & Parentage of King of the Pippins:
This is a French apple, called Reine de Reinettes over there, that comes from the 1700's and was an established orchard apple here by the Victorian period.

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Bareroot planting is best done between October and April
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