Dual purpose variety from Shropshire [ciurca early 1800’s] with a very good robust flavour.
Downton Pippin 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. Some good suggestions for pollinating this variety are given here:
Court Pendu Plat
Tree sizes for Downton Pippin apple trees:
M27 is a miniature stock, ideal for very small gardens, pots on the patio etc. Grows to around 180cm’s. Good hearty soil is preferred.
M9 is classed as dwarfing and a good intermiate stock. Matures to 200cm’s plus with a similar spread. M9 is heavy cropping and promotes larger fruits, but needs permanent staking and good soil.
M26 stock Is classed as semi-dwarfing. Does well on poorer soil. Reaches 300cm’s+ with the same spread.
MM106 is vigorous and the best choice for where a larger ‘orchard sized’ tree is required. Grows 4m+ with the same spread and suitable for most soils.