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King's Acre Pippin

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

First recorded in 1897. Introduced by King's Acre Nurseries, Hereford in 1899. Received Award of Merit from RHS in 1897. Fruits have firm, coarse-textured, juicy flesh with a rich aromatic flavour.

Synonyms:
Cranston's, Cranston's Pippin, Ribston Pearmain
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in Tidnor Wood National Collection® of Malus (Cider making)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Paramor)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Tredomen)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Croft Pendarren)
Parentage:
Sturmer Pippin x Ribston Pippin
Father to:
Woolbrook Russet
Shape
Broad globose conical 2
Size
medium-large 2
Height
57.50mm 2
Width
72.50mm 2
Ribbing
medium-strong 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Russet
high-very high 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Coarseness
fine 2
Flesh Colour
Greenish 2

Accession No.
1957 - 184

  

Accession name
King's Acre Pippin
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
19th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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