English Apples - Allington Pippin

Deacon's Catalogue gives the following information: originally known as South Lincolnshire Pippin. large, pale greenish-yellow with a little red. Sharp but agreeable flavour. Grows to a tree with slender arching branches. Extremely prolific; as large as Charles Ross; excellent flavour, although sharp to some palates. Could be considered dual purpose. Sometimes added to ciders for extra flavour. King of the Pippins x Cox's Orange Pippin.

My own experience: I grew this for ten years on heavy clay. In good years the fruit were richly flavoured with a strong hint of pineapple. In less sunny years the fruit was harsh and sour.

My tree was highly susceptible to woolly aphis and canker. On balance it was too sour for me, and eventually I took it out.

The apples store reasonably well, though not past Christmas.

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compiled by Nigel Deacon / Diversity website

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