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Pitmaston Pine Apple apple trees

  • Pick: Late-season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Uses: Eat fresh | Juicing 

Pitmaston Pine Apple is an 18th century English apple, best-known for its distinctive pineapple-like flavor.

It is thought to be a seedling of Golden Pippin, and certainly appears to have inherited the fruity flavor of that variety.

The apples are very small, not much bigger than crab-apples.

Pitmaston Pine Apple apple trees for sale

Sorry we have not been able to produce any trees of this variety this season.

We may still be able to propagate it to order for you. Please contact us for more details.

Summary features of Pitmaston Pine Apple

    Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 4?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Bearing regularity: Biennial tendency?
  • Growth habit: Upright
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Overall disease resistance: Average?
  • Scab: Very resistant?

    Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1750 - 1799
  • Fruit colour: Green / Yellow
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Rarely grown?

    Climate

  • Temperate climates
  • Mild / damp climates?


Pollination guide for Pitmaston Pine Apple

Pitmaston Pine Apple is in flowering group 4. Pitmaston Pine Apple is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby.

How to grow Pitmaston Pine Apple apple trees

Pitmaston Pine Apple is generally easy to grow. It has a reputation for variable cropping, but in a good year qualifies as a heavy cropper.


Historical details

Pitmaston Pine was raised by Mr White, the steward to Lord Foley of Witley in the 1780s. It is a seedling of Golden Pippin, a popular English apple of the period. It was introduced by Mr Williams of Pitmaston near Worcester.


Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Pitmaston Pine Apple'




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