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Fruit tree comparison - King of the Pippins
Apple trees

King of the Pippins

A popular and versatile dual-purpose apple, widely grown in the Victorian era.  Remove this variety from the comparison


Gardening skill?Average
Fertility?Partially self-fertile
Flowering group?4
Pollinating others?Average
Vigour?Slightly small
Bearing regularity?Regular
Fruit bearing?Spur-bearer


Picking season?Late
Use / keeping?3 months or more
Flavour quality?Good
Flavour styleSweet/Sharp
Cooking resultKeeps shape

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Overall disease resistance?Average


Country of originFrance
Period of origin1800 - 1849
Fruit colourOrange flush
Blossom colourPink - light
Leaf colourGreen