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Allington Pippin



A dual purpose apple with a strong sharp, bitter-sweet flavour.

Origin: Lincolnshire UK, 1884

Pollination: Allington Pippin is partially self-fertile and would produce some crop without a pollinator but would benefit considerably from a pollinator.  Pollination partners

Allington Pippin apple trees for sale

1-year maiden trees

These are the most versatile choice for home orchards, community fruit tree projects, and for training on in any form you require.

FormRootstockPriceQuantity
MaidenM26Semi-dwarfing £23.50

Orders placed now will be delivered in the winter planting season.

History and description of Allington Pippin

Allington Pippin was raised from King of the Pippins x Cox's Orange Pippin before 1884 by the nurseryman Thomas Laxton of Lincolnshire, UK. Originally named South Lincoln Pippin. Awarded RHS First Class Certificate as Brown's South Lincoln Beauty in 1894. The name Allington Pippin was given to this variety in 1894 by the nurseryman George Bunyard after the village of Allington near Maidstone, Kent. Grown commercially in the UK until 1930's.

It is a medium sized, conical apple. Very pale yellow, almost white, skin with faded brownish pink flush and stripes. Crisp, juicy, cream coloured flesh. A distinctive sharp, bitter-sweet flavour. Sharpness mellows in storage but as a dessert variety only suitable for those who like sharp tasting apples. Good flavour as a cooker. Keeps its shape. Also good for cider and juice making. High Vitamin C content.

It has a moderately vigorous tree. Partially self-fertile, good to heavy cropper. Heavy crops should be thinned to avoid small fruit. Resistant to scab and suitable for humid locations.

Characteristics of Allington Pippin apple trees

UseDual Cul & Des
ColourFlushed
FlavourSharp
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeEarly Oct
Season of useNov-Dec
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingGood
Disease resistanceMildew - Slightly susceptible
Scab - Resistant
Suitable forNorthern Britain
Wet Regions
Special featuresGood for Cider
Pollination date11
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageCox's Orange Pippin
King of the Pippins
ProgenyCheddar Cross
Plymouth Cross