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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
Cropping Good
Fertility? Partially self-fertile
Flowering group? 4
Pollinating others? Average
Ploidy? Diploid
Vigour? Slightly small
Bearing regularity? Regular
Fruit bearing? Spur-bearer


Picking season? Late
Use / keeping? 3 months or more
Flavour quality? Good
Flavour style Sweet/Sharp
Cooking result Keeps shape

Looking after

Overall disease resistance? Average


Country of origin France
Period of origin 1800 - 1849
Fruit colour Orange flush
Blossom colour Pink - light
Leaf colour Green