Downton Pippin


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Downton Pippin
A good dual purpose variety [origins Shropshire] for use September to November.

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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:

Charles Ross

Allington Pippin

Court Pendu Plat

Cornish Aromatic

Annie Elizabeth

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.


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