Apple - Colonel Vaughan

Colonel Vaughan Apple

Malus domestica
An old Kent variety once used for cider making also known as Kentish Pippin.

Origin: Kent UK 1600

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

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Colonel Vaughan Apple Trees for sale - order online

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 Colonel Vaughan

Colonel Vaughan apple arose in Kent, UK possibly in the 17th century. Also known as Kentish Pippin it was grown commercially in Kent until the 19th century. Small, conical fruit. Pink flush over a cream coloured skin. Crisp, juicy flesh. Pleasant fruity flavour. Used for cider. Moderately vigorous tree. Heavy cropper which may need thinning to produce good sized fruit. Attractive blossom.



Main characteristics of Colonel Vaughan

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

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Heavy
Special features Attractive Blossom
Good for Cider

Pollination date  11
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Other names  Kentish Pippin