Pitmaston Pineapple
 

Pitmaston Pineapple

Fruit of the Month - September 2015

A Distinctive Apple

First Reported1785
LocationWorcester
UseDessert
AppearanceGreenish-yellow
CropsSeptember
EatSept to Dec

Pitmaston Pineapple was raised circa 1785 from a seed of Golden Pippin by a Mr. White, an employee of Lord Foley of Witley. It was exhibited at the London Horticultural Society in 1845 by J Williams of Pitmaston, Worcester.

Pitmaston Pineapple is a conical apple and is one of the smallest apple varieties in our orchard. It is, however, a most distinctive variety with a lovely nutty, honey- sweet taste with more than a hint of pineapple. Its skin is greenish yellow to golden yellow and it is lightly flushed with an even deeper yellow. It is a most attractive dessert apple.

It is picked in mid –September and will last until December.

External Sites with Further Information

Orange Pippin     Youtube video by Stephen Hayes

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