King's Acre Pippin apple trees

King's Acre Pippin apple tree

King's Acre Pippin has the typical flushed orange autumnal tones of the traditional English apple. It is a very-late season apple, often not ripening until the end of October or early November.

Although related to Ribston Pippin and having some of the appearance of that variety, it inherits the crisp dense sharp-flavoured flesh of its other parent, Sturmer Pippin.

King's Acre Pippin apple trees for sale

Order now for delivery from 13th December

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Bare-root fruit trees

Full size  (5m+ after 5-10 years) Standard 1.75m - bare-root - M25 rootstock £31.95

Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

Alternatives to King's Acre Pippin apple trees

Summary features of King's Acre Pippin

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Overall disease resistance: Average?
  • Scab: Some susceptibility?
  • Bitter pit: Some susceptibility?

Uses

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1850 - 1899
  • Fruit colour: Orange flush
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Rarely grown?

Climate

  • Warm climates?
  • Temperate climates
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for King's Acre Pippin

King's Acre Pippin is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby.

How to grow King's Acre Pippin apple trees

King's Acre Pippin has the strong vigorous growth of a triploid variety. It is unusually late ripening for an English variety - probably inherited from its Sturmer Pippin parent. It is therefore probably best grown in the south and east of the UK where it can benefit from the longer autumn ripening period.

Historical details

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.

Botanical name

Malus domestica 'King's Acre Pippin'


UK-grown trees All our trees are grown in the UK.