Description: Ribston Pippin is a well known, high quality triploid dessert apple. Ground colour yellowish green becoming brownish-orange with short, broken red stripes. Pale yellow flesh, crisp, firm and sweet, aromatic in flavour, more acid than Cox. Described as being ‘like a good dessert wine’. A valuable garden variety!
History: Raised at Ribston Hall, near Knaresborough, North Yorkshire in 1707. Grown from a pip that turned, has enjoyed popularity for hundreds of years. In 1962 it received an Award of Merit from Royal Horticultural Society.