Origins - Herefordshire, 1785, a seedling from Golden Pippin. A unique little apple and prominent through history and which now seems to be finding ever greater popularity again.
Pitmaston Pineapple Apple tree – Season:
To be enjoyed from early October through to Christmas.
Pitmaston Pineapple - appearance:
A small golden apple with a fine tracery of russet.
Pitmaston Pineapple apple trees – flavour:
An incredible taste sensation with varying nuances of honey, musk, pineapple all set against a vividly rich aromatic sharp background.
A dessert apple.
Cropping & Growth
Moderately vigorous, upright habit. Heavy cropping but can be bi-ennial.
Pitmaston Pineapple - Pollination: ‘C’ pollination group, use varieties with the same or adjacent groups to pollinate successfully. Here are some suggested varieties:
Tree sizes for Pitmaston Pineapple 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 intermdeiate 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.