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King of the Pippins Apple tree

Owner: Dorothy

Location:  Peterborough, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, United Kingdom

Age of this tree:2019 years
Soil:Sandy loam, calcarious 
Climate at this location:East of England. Long dry/drought spells most years recently
Pruning:Prune occasionally
Tree form:Standard
Height:Taller than 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:Not specified
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:Codling moth !! and patches of canker; honey fungus a few years ago, seems to have gone.

Owner's comments

Our favourite apple tree, that keeps well(to April or May) and generally fruits consistently, although a huge crop (as in 2017) is generally followed by fewer flowers next year. Have grafted onto another apple-tree in the garden 2 years ago.

Season records for this tree

  • 2017

    Harvest: 1st week October  100kg / 220lbs
    Size: 7.5m / 25.0ft high   6.0m / 20.0ft wide
    Canker: Mild attack
    Scab: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    A huge crop (over 100Kg), with many large apples as well as lots smaller. Caused the breaking of one of the major branches.
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