Common Name: Apple
Species: domestica var. 'Ribston pippin'
Skill Level: Experienced
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline
The Ribston Pippin is a popular garden variety of apple, no longer widely grown commercially. It is a dessert type thought to be the parent of the 'Cox's Orange Pippin', sharing similar characteristics in fruit colour and flavour. The tree is suited to growing in Northern Britain, originating in Yorkshire in the eighteenth century and proving a popular variety with Victorian growers. It is a fairly vigorous, upright tree with attractive blossom requiring two pollination partners to produce fruit. Fruit is best eaten soon after picking though stores well from October to January. Awarded the RHS Award of Merit in 1962. Like all apples, trees are grafted on rootstocks which affect their size and vigour, and may be trained in a number of different shapes. Pruning depends on the tree form and vigour of the rootstock, and should be checked in a handbook.
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