Pitmaston Pine Apple apple trees

  • Picking season: Late
  • Keeping (of fruit): 2-3 weeks
  • Uses: Eating fresh
  • Uses: Juice
  • 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
Small (6ft-9ft) mature height
$29.00

We are between seasons at the moment. You can pre-order trees now for delivery when the new season starts (fall for warmer zones, or next spring), you won't be asked to pay until nearer the time.


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

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