Syn Reine de Reinettes. Possibly of UK or French origin, but very old.
King of the Pippins – season Harvest mid October; keeps in store until January/February.
King of the Pippins - appearance:
Medium sized, rounded light green yellow with a slight orange flush.
King of the Pippins apple trees – flavour:
Quite sweet but with a balancing acidity. Versatile, suits dessert and cooking.
Dessert use, flans and tarts, juicing and even cider. An apple of many talents.
Cropping & Growth
Medium vigour, neat and upright. Late flowering so usually avoids frosts.
King of the Pippins - Pollination: ‘D’ pollination group, use varieties with the same or adjacent groups to pollinate successfully. Here are some suggested varieties:
Court Pendu Plat
Tree sizes for King of the Pippins 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 intermediate 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.