Downton Pippin cordon Apple trees
Cordon Apple trees are a good choice for restricted areas and a fence or wall. They can be grown at a 45degree angle, or upright. The rootstock we use for our cordon is M9 which is the best stock for cordon trees. Plant 60-80cm’s apart.
Dual purpose variety from Shropshire [ciurca early 1800’s] with a very good robust flavour.
Downton Pippin cordon Apple tree – Season:
Harvest Downton Pippin mid September, and use by early November.
Downton Pippin Apple - appearance:
Small and conical bright greenish gold throughout.
Catshead apple trees – flavour:
Robust and strong, slightly cidery. Certainly suitable for dessert use, especially when fully ripe, but also found fame in the Victorian era as a kitchen apple. Cookes, keeps a sprightly fruity character and does not lose it’s texture.
Dual purpose, as above.
Cropping & Growth
An excellent hardy little tree, easily managed of moderate vigour.
Downton Pippin - Pollination: ‘C’ Pollination group, so use varieties with the same or adjacent pollinating prefixes. Good suggested varieties include: