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Pitmaston Pine Apple apple trees

Pitmaston Pine Apple is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 4
A small English 18th century apple with a distinctive fruity pineapple-like flavour.
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Pitmaston Pine Apple apple trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £34.95
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • BR21-year bare-root tree M25 rootstock £35.75
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)
  • BR32-year (1.75m) bare-root tree M25 rootstock £46.95
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering

You can pre-order now, deliveries start in September.

Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

Pitmaston Pine Apple is an 18th century English apple, best-known for its distinctive pineapple-like flavour.

It is thought to be a seedling of Golden Pippin, and certainly appears to have inherited the fruity flavour of that variety.

The apples are very small, not much bigger than crab-apples.

How to grow

Pitmaston Pine Apple is generally easy to grow. It has a reputation for variable cropping, but in a good year qualifies as a heavy cropper.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Pitmaston Pine was raised by Mr White, the steward to Lord Foley of Witley in the 1780s. It is a seedling of Golden Pippin, a popular English apple of the period. It was introduced by Mr Williams of Pitmaston near Worcester.

Pitmaston Pine Apple characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates

Using

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
  • Food usesEating freshJuice

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1750 - 1799
  • Blossom colourWhite
  • Fruit colourGreen / Yellow