Apple - Christmas Pippin

Christmas Pippin Apple

Malus domestica
A new apple with Cox like aromatic flavour but sweeter and easier to grow than Cox.

Pollination:  Christmas Pippin is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

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Christmas 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.
We currently produce this variety to order only through our bud-grafting service. You cannot order on line. If you wish to order please contact us using the messaging facility on the contact us page. Let us have your name, postal address, telephone and email address as well as which variety you would like us to produce, how many and on what rootstock. Bud-grafting is carried out in late July and early August. The trees would be supplied approximately 18 months later. We normally need to have received orders by the beginning of July. Please click here for full details of our bud-grafting service.




History and description of Christmas Pippin

Unlike most other new apple varieties which are are produced through modern scientific breeding programmes Christmas Pippin was discovered in the old fashioned way as a roadside seedling. Its parentage is therefore not known but features of the fruit and the tree suggest that Cox's Orange Pippin and Gala may be involved.

Medium sized, round conical fruit. Scarlet flush over a pale greenish yellow skin. Similar to Cox's Orange Pippin in appearance but with the more yellow colours of Sunset. Crisp, juicy cream coloured flesh. Sweet with some of the aromatic character of Cox's Orange Pippin.

Christmas Pippin is easy to grow making it a good garden alternative to Cox particularly for those who prefer sweeter apples.




Main characteristics of Christmas Pippin

Use Dessert
Colour Flushed
Flavour Sweet-sharp
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Early Oct
Season of use  Oct-Dec

Tree vigour  Small
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Heavy

Pollination date  10
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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