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King of the Pippins

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Fruit: Apple
Use: Dessert/Cooking/Cider
Origin and History: UK or France early 1800's
Season: Mid
Harvest Time: early Oct
Store: Oct-Feb

Qualities and Taste:
Well ripened quite sweet, plenty of acidity, firm juicy flesh, but usually slightly bitter underlying taste. Cooked, keeps shape, bright yellow, good flavour, quite sweet yet brisk flavour, well suited to open tarts. Also used for cider in Normandy. (Source: JM).
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Map Reference: A 16
Form: Espalier
Rootstock: MM106

Additional Information:
Syn. Reine des Reinettes; Golden Winter Pearmain.