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Similkameen Nurseries Ltd.

Apple "Ribston Pippin"

Regular price $46.26 CAD
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Order fulfilment occurs after harvest between April 1st - April 30th

Ribston Pippin

"The Glory of York"

            [Acid-medium/low; Sugar-high; Tannin-low]

Eating, Culinary

Balanced, Sweet, Tart, Rich

Physical Attributes:
  • 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.

Neat History:

            The most successful seedling from several Norman seeds at Ribston Hall, Knaresborough, Yorkshire, 1709.

Growing Attributes:
  • 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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