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Fruit tree comparison - Ribston Pippin
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Ribston Pippin

A handsome English apple from the 18th century.  Remove this variety from the comparison


Gardening skill? Average
Cropping Good
Fertility? Not self-fertile
Flowering group? 3
Pollinating others? Poor
Ploidy? Triploid
Vigour? Average growth
Bearing regularity? Regular
Fruit bearing? Spur-bearer
Fruit persistence? Normal ripening


Picking season? Late
Use / keeping? 1-2 months
Flavour quality? Good
Flavour style Aromatic

Looking after

Overall disease resistance? Average


Country of origin United Kingdom
Period of origin 1700 - 1749
Fruit colour Orange flush
Leaf colour Green