Syn ‘Fiesta’ Fiesta is a relatively new English apple, developed in Kent in the 1970s but with a very traditional English style and flavour. Cox's Orange Pippin is one of its parents, and it has inherited the classic Cox aromatic sweet/sharp flavour, although not quite quite as complex as that esteemed variety. A much better groiwer and a much better garden apple than Cox’s.
Red Pippin Apple tree – Season:
Stores very well; harvest in October and can be kept until the Spring.
Red Pippin - appearance:
Medium sized olive green overlaid coppery red, flushed and striped.
Red Pippin apple trees – flavour:
Well balanced, sweet-sharp taste, akin to Cox’s,not quite as dynamic but very good.
A dessert apple and also highly valued for juicing.
Cropping & Growth
Medium growth, hardy and disease free. Heavy cropper.
Red Pippin- Pollination: Red Pippin is in pollination group ‘B’ so will pollinate well with varieties in the same or adjacent groups. Here are some suggested varieties:
Tree sizes for Red 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.