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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
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Other common names
apple 'King of the Pippins'
Malus are small to medium-sized deciduous trees with showy flowers in spring and ornamental or edible fruit in autumn; some have good autumn foliage colour
'King of the Pippins' is a culinary or dessert cultivar in pollination group 5. It is suitable for northerly, colder, higher rainfall areas, where it will grow with an upright habit and produce heavy, regular crops. Fruit are of medium size and are orange and red flushed over yellow. If well ripened they have a good flavour and when cooked, keep their shape and are flavoursome. Fruit keeps well and so the season of use runs from October through to December or longer
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Clay, Sand
Time to ultimate height
It will crop best in a sunny situation. The height will depend on the rootstock and training method. Suitable for all training forms. Keep a clear area around the trunk of at least 60cm radius. Fruit thinning may be required. For more details see apple cultivation
Propagate by chip budding or grafting onto a clonal rootstock for fruit. The rootstock used will largely determine the vigour of the tree
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Wildlife Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Regular pruning is required - see apple pruning; spur bearing
Pests Aphids, woolly aphid, rosy apple aphid, fruit tree red spider mite, mussel scale, codling moth and caterpillars are the main pests on edible apples
Has some resistance to apple scab and powdery mildews. Can be affected by apple canker, blossom wilt and honey fungus
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