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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 images

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

    Origins

    • Species: Malus domestica
    • Parentage: Sturmer Pippin and Ribston Pippin (?)
    • Introduced: 1897
    • Developed by: King's Acre Nurseries

    Using

    • Picking season: Very late
    • Cropping: Good
    • Keeping (of fruit): 3 months or more
    • Flavor style (apples): Sharper
    • Food uses: Eating fresh

    Growing

    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Ploidy: Triploid
    • Bearing regularity: Regular

    Climate

    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)

    Identification

    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
    • Period of origin: 1850 - 1899
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    • Fruit colour: Orange flush

    Where to buy fresh fruit

    The following orchards grow King's Acre Pippin:

    United Kingdom




    References

    • Apples of England (1948)
      Author: Taylor

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