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Apple trees
King of the Pippins

A popular and versatile dual-purpose apple, widely grown in the Victorian era.
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Growing


Apple trees
King of the Pippins
Gardening skillAverage
Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
Flowering group4
Pollinating othersAverage
Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
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Using


Apple trees
King of the Pippins
Picking seasonLate
Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
CroppingGood
Food usesEating fresh
Culinary
Juice
Hard cider
Dual purpose
Flavour style (apples)Sweet/Sharp
Cooking resultKeeps shape
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Problems


Apple trees
King of the Pippins
Disease resistanceAverage
ScabSome susceptibility
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Identification


Apple trees
King of the Pippins
Country of originFrance
Period of origin1800 - 1849
Fruit colourOrange flush
AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
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