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King's Acre Pippin apple

King's Acre Pippin
A good late-season English dessert apple, with a strong flavour. Keeps well.

King's Acre Pippin apple identification images

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USDA identification images for King's Acre Pippin

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

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    United Kingdom


    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
    • Parentage: Sturmer Pippin and Ribston Pippin (?)
    • Originates from: Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom
    • Introduced: 1897
    • Developed by: King's Acre Nurseries
    • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1957-184


    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
    • Period of origin: 1850 - 1899
    • Fruit colour: Orange flush
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    • Popularity: Rarely grown
    • Annual cycle: Deciduous


    • Picking season: Very late
    • Keeping (of fruit): 3 months or more
    • Flavour quality: Good
    • Flavour style (apples): Sharper
    • Cropping: Good
    • Food uses: Eating fresh
    • Picking period: early November
    • Wildlife: RHS Plants for Pollinators


    • Gardening skill: Average
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Pollinating others: Poor
    • Ploidy: Triploid
    • Bearing regularity: Regular
    • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile


    • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
    • Climate suitability: Warm climates
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)

    Other qualities

    • Disease resistance: Average
    • Scab (Apple and Pear): Some susceptibility
    • Bitter pit: Some susceptibility

    Where to buy trees

    The following tree nurseries offer King's Acre Pippin apple trees for sale:

    Where to buy fresh fruit

    The following orchards grow King's Acre Pippin:

    United Kingdom


    • Apples of England (1948)
      Author: Taylor

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