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Colonel Vaughan

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.  Pollination partners

Colonel Vaughan apple trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but we can produce trees for you through our custom grafting service. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

  • CG-1Colonel Vaughan tree custom-grafted on M9 rootstock (Dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Colonel Vaughan tree custom-grafted on M26 rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Colonel Vaughan tree custom-grafted on MM106 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-4Colonel Vaughan tree custom-grafted on MM111 rootstock (Vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-5Colonel Vaughan tree custom-grafted on M25 rootstock (Very vigorous)£39.00 each

If you wish to go order please fill in our contact form in the first instance, stating your name, full address, and the rootstock(s) you wish the tree(s) to be grafted on. You will need to contact us before June.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later).

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.

Characteristics of Colonel Vaughan apple trees

Fruit sizeSmall
Picking timeEarly Oct
Season of useOct-Dec
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Special featuresAttractive Blossom
Good for Cider
Pollination date11
Pollination groupC
PollinatorsPollination partners