King of Pippins

Apple of many names!

First Reportedearly C-19
Use byFeb / Mar

There is considerable confusion as to the origins of King of the Pippins. It has 101 synonyms! Before Mr. Kirke of Brompton renamed it in the early part of the 19th century it was probably known as Golden Winter Pearmain. By the end of the 19th century it was acclaimed as one of the best possible dessert varieties. It received the RHS Award of Merit in 1993.

King of the Pippins is a medium-sized, oblong/conical apple. Its skin is greenish yellow, turning to gold, covered with varying amounts of orange red flush and some red stripes. Its flesh is crisp, juicy, sweet yet mildly acidic. It has an unusual aftertaste. Its uses include patisserie and cider-making.

King of the Pippins is picked in early October and will store round to February/March.

External Sites with Further Information

Orange Pippin     RHS

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