Apple - Allington Pippin

Allington Pippin Apple

Malus domestica
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. Show suitable pollination partners

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Allington Pippin Apple Trees for sale - order online

We supply trees and plants only during the winter planting season from late November to mid March. Orders placed now will not be be delivered until the winter planting season. You will not be required to pay until October but by ordering now you can ensure that the items are reserved for you and supplied as early as possible when we resume delveries in late November.
Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form Availability Price Qty required
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden Sold out £17.50
M25 - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden Available £17.50

The availability information shown in the availability column in the table is always up-to-date.
Available means Available for supply from Nov 2018 to March 2019
2019/20 means Sold out but available for supply winter 2019/20. Orders taken from May 2019
Sold out means Sold out for supply Nov 2018 to March 2019. May be available again winter 2019/20




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.




Main characteristics of Allington Pippin

Use Dual Cul & Des
Colour Flushed
Flavour Sharp
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Early Oct
Season of use  Nov-Dec

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good
Disease resistance  Mildew: Slightly susceptible
Scab: Resistant
Suitable for Northern Britain
Wet Regions
Special features Good for Cider

Pollination date  11
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Partially Self Fertile
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Parentage  King of the PippinsCox's Orange Pippin
Progeny  Cheddar CrossPlymouth Cross