King of the Pippins
Description: King of the Pippins also known as Princess Pippin or Reine des Reinettes is a well known, attractive apple. Medium size, orange-red flush on a greenish yellow-gold background. Creamy white, firm, crisp flesh and a juicy brisk, aromatic flavour. A good cooker which keeps it's shape and colour when cooked, so perfect for open tarts. Can also be used for cider making and eating fresh.
History: Origin confused but is identical with Reine des Reinettes grown in France. Was first known as 'Golden Winter Pearmain' when it was recorded in 1800, later introduced by Kirke of Brompton as King of the Pippins. Well grown throughout the 19th century for gardens and was top of the dessert Congress in 1883. Received an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1993.