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

A guide to choosing Apple Trees

Christmas Pippin Apple Trees for sale - order online

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
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden
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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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