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King of the Pippins Apple tree

Owner: Rosalind

Location:  Newcastle Upon Tyne, NEWCATLE UPON TYNE, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 1930
Age of this tree:89 years
Climate at this location:Temperate, not overly wet
Pruning:No much
Tree form:Not sure
Height:Taller than 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:Not specified
Herbicides:Not sure
Pesticides:Not sure

Owner's comments

Was once part of an orchard of maybe a dozen different trees all planted probably in 1930s, only one apple tree left. We submitted three apples to RHS Brogdake National Collection in Oct 2017 and have just been informed that it is a King of the Pippins.

Season records for this tree

  • 2017

    Spring blossom: 4 May
    Size: 6.0m / 20.0ft high   6.0m / 20.0ft wide
    An especially good season - most apples grew to full size (which is never very big) before falling off. Some were particularly big for this tree at 2.5 inches diameter.
  • 2016

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  • 2009


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