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Apple (Malus) Downton Pippin
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Downton Pippin


Parentage: Orange Pippin x Golden Pippin

Description: Downtown Pippin is a self-fertile cooking apple. It's skin is a yellow colour, slightly tinged red, dotted with russet. Firm, crisp yellowish white flesh with a sweet flavour. The fruit keeps its flavour and shape when its cooked.

History: Raised by Thomas Andrew Knight at Elton Manor in Ludlow, Shropshire in 1806. Named after Downton Castle, built by Knights brother in Shropshire. This variety found fame in Victorian kitchens!

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General attributes

Suitable for planting in any UK district Suitable for planting in any UK district

Uses for this variety

Suitable for cooking Cooking
Good Eater Eating

Fruit attributes

Flowering group 2 Flowering group 2
Picking month Mid September Picking month Mid September
Stores until November Stores until November