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Downton Pippin

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by Thomas Andrew Knight at Wormsley Grange, Hereford. It was first exhibited in 1806. Fruits have firm, crisp flesh with a sweet, subacid, vinous flavour.

Synonyms:
de Downton, Downton, Downton Golden Pippin, Downton Pepping, Downton-Pepping, Downton's Pepping, Downtoner Pipping, Elton Golden Pippin, Elton Pippin, Knight's Golden Pippin, Knight's Pippin, Majestic, Pepin Dauntona, Pepin de Downton, Pomme de Downton, Reinette Carmelite, Saint Mary's Pippin, Saint-Mary's Pippin, St. Mary's Pippin
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Paramor)
Parentage:
Orange Pippin x Golden Pippin

Accession No.
1948 - 022

  

Accession name
Downton Pippin
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
20th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid September 1
Size
small 1
Shape
Flat globose 1
Height
44.10 mm 1
Width
53.77 mm 1
Ribbing
absent 1
Crown
absent 1
Ground Colour
Yellow 1
Over Colour
n/a 1
Over Colour Amount
absent 1
Over Colour Pattern
n/a 1
Russet
low-medium 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Juiciness
dry-medium 1
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 1


References:
1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register