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King of the Pippins Apple tree

Owner: John

Location:  Malvern, WORCESTERSHIRE, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about
Climate at this location:windy exposed site
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Not sure

Owner's comments

This apple is good if a little tart straight off the tree. Taste improves within a week of being picked. Skin tends to oiliness after a few weeks off the tree. Keeps for about 4 weeks.

Season records for this tree

  • 2011

    Spring blossom: 19 April
  • 2010

    Harvest: 3rd week September
    as ever a very prolific crop despite thinning the fruit heavily in June
  • 2009

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