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Ribston Pippin Apple tree

Owner: Nick

Location:  Stubbs Walden, NORTH YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 1800
Age of this tree:320 years
Tree form:Standard
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Light crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Un-treated

Owner's comments

This tree is the last remaining from an orchard shown on the first Orednance Survey maping of the 1840's. It is now hollow in the middle but still crops well. We are close to Pontefract and the site of the fruit tree nursery of William Perfect, which may be significant as it was Pefect who introduced the tree nationally in the early 19th Century. I suspect that this is one of the oldest Ribston's in existence. Certainly the scion wood is likely to have been taken from the orginal tree at Little Ribston. It does need some restorative pruning and protecting but I have taken a cautious approach for fear of stressing such a delightful old tree.

Season records for this tree

  • 2018

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  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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