Apple "Ribston Pippin"
Order fulfilment occurs after harvest between April 1st - April 30th
"The Glory of York"
[Acid-medium/low; Sugar-high; Tannin-low]
Balanced, Sweet, Tart, Rich
- Shape: Round
- Skin: Greenish-yellow with orange-brown flushing and some red stripes. Some russeting at the calyx
- Flesh: Cream coloured, crunchy, fine grained
The Ribston Apple has an intense cooked pear aroma and a pleasing balance of sweetness and acidity. Quite a juicy fruit with a pleasing crunchiness - a solid eating apple with a good following in Yorkshire.
The most successful seedling from several Norman seeds at Ribston Hall, Knaresborough, Yorkshire, 1709.
- Precocity: Moderate
- Vigour: Vigorous and upright spreading
- Disease Tolerance: Moderate, suitable for temperate growing
- Zone Hardiness: 4 (Map link)
- Pollination Group: III (Chart) (Triploid, Self-Sterile)
- Cropping: Strong biennial tendency
- Picking Season: Mid-September
- Storage: 3-4months, flavour improves after some storage
- Special care: Spur bearing
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