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Christmas Pippin® apple


Christmas Pippin is a modern Cox-style apple discovered the old-fashioned way - growing as a seedling tree beside a road.

The parentage is unknown but the flavour is similar to Cox-substitutes such as Sunset.  The leaf-shape has a resemblance to Gala - a popular supermarket variety and therefore a likely candidate for being the source of the discarded apple core from which the original tree grew.



Christmas Pippin identification photos

  • Christmas Pippin apple
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Tree register

United Kingdom

Italy

  • Sarah in Fiesole, TUSCANY

Spring blossom records for this variety

2016 season

  • 10th May  2016  - tree owned by Andrew in St Saviour, United Kingdom

2015 season

  • 6th May  2015  - tree owned by Andrew in St Saviour, United Kingdom

2014 season

  • 10th April  2014  - tree owned by Sarah in Fiesole, Italy

2013 season

  • 21st May  2013  - tree owned by Richard in York, United Kingdom
  • May  2013  - tree owned by Andrew in St Saviour, United Kingdom

2012 season

  • 11th May  2012  - tree owned by Andrew in St Saviour, United Kingdom

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Harvest records for this variety

2015 season

  • 2nd week October  2015  - tree owned by Andrew in St Saviour, United Kingdom

2013 season

  • 2nd week October  2013  - tree owned by Andrew in St Saviour, United Kingdom

2012 season

  • 2nd week October  2012  - tree owned by Andrew in St Saviour, United Kingdom

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Unknown
  • Originates from: Somerset, United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 2011
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 2004

Using

  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Flavour quality: Very good
  • Flavour style: Sweet/Sharp
  • Harvest period: Late season
  • Use / keeping: 1-2 months

Growing

  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Flowering period: Mid season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Gardening skill: Very easy
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
  • General disease resistance: Average

Climate

  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates

Diseases

  • Canker  - Some resistance
  • Scab  - Some resistance


Where to buy trees

The following fruit tree nurseries offer Christmas Pippin apple trees for sale:


Where to buy fresh fruit

No orchards have registered as growing this variety. If you grow this and want to register please go to our Orchard Registration form.




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