Pitmaston Pine Apple apple trees

  • Picking season: Late
  • Uses: Eating fresh
  • Uses: Juice
  • Keeping (of fruit): 2-3 weeks
  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 4

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

Item
Mature height*
Price
Quantity
1-year Pitmaston Pine Apple apple trees bare-root
G.11 rootstock
Small (6ft-9ft) mature height
$29.00

*Find out more about the apple rootstocks we use to control the mature height.


How to grow

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, England.

Pitmaston Pine Apple characteristics

Using

  • Picking season: Late
  • Uses: Eating fresh Juice
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Keeping (of fruit): 2-3 weeks
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour style (apples): Sweeter

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 4
  • Pollinating others: Average
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Average vigour
  • Bearing regularity: Biennial tendency
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer

Problems

  • Disease resistance: Average
  • Scab: Very resistant

Climate

  • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F)

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1750 - 1799
  • Fruit colour: Green / Yellow