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Cornish Pine

A large, attractive dessert apple from Devon and Cornwall with good aromatic flavour.

Origin: Cornwall UK, 1920

Pollination: Cornish Pine is a self-sterile triploid and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Cornish Pine apple trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but it is available through our custom bud-grafting service.

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). You can choose the number of trees and the rootstock(s) you want the trees grafted on.

Read more about our Grafting service here.

If you wish to order a grafted tree of this variety please fill in our contact form in the first instance.

History and description of Cornish Pine

Cornish Pine apple was raised at Exminster, Devon, and believed to be a Cornish Gilliflower progeny. First described in 1920. Grown in Devon and Cornwall in the 1930’s. Medium to large fruit. Greenish yellow skin with orange brown flush and red stripes. Quite soft cream coloured flesh. Very good flavour, rich and aromatic. Can be used for cooking. Vigorous, spreading tree.

Characteristics of Cornish Pine apple trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeEarly Oct
Season of useOct-Dec
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habitSpreading
Disease resistanceScab - Resistant
Pollination date12
Pollination groupD
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile triploid
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageCornish Gilliflower