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Ribston Pippin

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised at Ribston Hall, Yorkshire, England from seed brought from Rouen, and planted in about 1707. Received the Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1962. Fruits have firm, fine-textured, moderately juicy flesh with a rich aromatic flavour.

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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 (Croft Pendarren)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Donnington)
Mother to:
Sturmer Pippin
Jennifer Wastie
Cox's Pomona
Cox's Orange Pippin
Cox's Orange Pippin Red Sport (Potter)
Father to:
Freiherr von Berlepsch
King's Acre Pippin
Laxton's Rearguard
Reverend W. Wilks
Flat 2
medium 2
55.50mm 2
66.50mm 2
medium 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
streaked 2
low 2
Medium 2
fine 2
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 2

Accession No.
1973 - 142


Accession name
Ribston Pippin (LA)
Flowering time  ›››
3rd May10% flowering
8th MayFull (80%) flowering
16th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late September 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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