Undoubtedly a very old variety, mentioned as long ago as 1744, but it’s origins are confused; possibly Enlgish – or French! Either way this is a delectably different apple that has a loyal connoisseurs following.
Lemon Pippin Apple tree – Season:
Harvest early to mid October, keeps in storage until the new year and sometimes later.
Large, conical and medium green with prominent vermillion stripes.
Lemon Pippin – appearane An oval apple with a pure yellow skin. Does remind one of a lemon.
Lemon Pippin apple trees – flavour:
May have a distinct scent of lemons when ripe. Flesh is cream and fairly dry and crumbly but with a very pleasant flavour.
A useful dual purpose Apple; very fine for dessert with it’s distinctive flavour, but also cooks well, good for pies, tarts and minemeat.
Cropping & Growth
A tree of moderate vigour.
Lemon Pippin - Pollination: ‘C’ pollination group, use varieties with the same or adjacent groups to pollinate successfully. Here are some suggested varieties:
Lanes Prince Albert
Tree sizes for Lemon 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 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.