This Red Pippin ['Fiesta'] 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.
Red Pippin - Syn ‘Fiesta’ Red Pippin 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: