This Pitmaston Pineapple apple tree is grown on miniature M27 stock. M27 is a rootstock that produces the smallest tree of all; maturing to around 180cm’s in height and width, this tree is ideal for a container or small garden, courtyard or allotment. It should be staked if in a windy or open position. Crops can exceed 20ibs per tree when established and this rootstock is quite precocious, often yielding the year following planting.
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: