Organic Heirloom Ribston Pippin Apple Tree
The Ribston Pippin Organic Heirloom Apple, Malus domestica 'Ribston Pippin', possesses a flavor that is at its best a month or so after picking, and it can also be used for culinary purposes and for its sweet, sharp juice. The size of the fruit is medium to large with unequally large ribs, giving the apple an irregular shape. The skin is greenish-yellow, flushed with brownish-orange and numerous red stripes. The flesh is pale yellow, rich, firm, and juicy. Ribston Pippin ripens September to October and stores until February. Use for fresh eating, dessert, cooking (puree, applesauce, apple butter), juice or hard cider. In 1962, it received the Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society. It is a vigorous tree with upright growth, its medium-sized ovate to oval shaped leaves are a deep green color and distinctly folded with sharp, regular and shallow serrations. It is very slow to begin bearing, and the proper pollinators will increase the fruitfulness. Ribston Pippin is the most famous variety from the Yorkshire region of the UK. A very high quality English dessert apple, and it is believed to have originated from seeds brought into England from Rouen, France in 1688. It's a strong-tasting 'aromatic' traditional apple, and was very popular in Victorian times.
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Malus 'Ribston Pippin'|
|Mature Height||Semi-Dwarf: 15 - 20 Feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Fruiting Time||3 years|