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King's Acre Pippin apple

A good late-season English dessert apple, with a strong flavour. Keeps well.

King's Acre Pippin identification photos

UK National Fruit Collection
UK National Fruit Collection
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  • King's Acre Pippin
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United Kingdom


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Sturmer Pippin and Ribston Pippin (?)
  • Originates from: Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 1897
  • Developed by: King's Acre Nurseries
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1533
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1957-184


  • Fruit colour: Red / Green


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


  • Cropping: Good
  • Flowering period: Mid-Late season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Triploid
  • Pollinating others: Poor
  • Vigour: Large
  • General disease resistance: Average
  • Period of origin: 1850 - 1899

Other qualities

  • Awards: RHS Award of Merit

Parents and other ancestors of this variety

Offspring of this variety


  • Scab  - Some susceptibility
  • Bitter pit  - Some susceptibility

Where to buy fresh fruit

United Kingdom


  • Apples of England (1948)
    Author: Taylor

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