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  • apple Christmas Pippin
  • Eventual height: 1.8m
  • Eventual spread: 1.8m

apple 'Christmas Pippin'

apple Christmas Pippin

RHS award of garden merit Perfect for pollinators £59.99
Pot size m27 11.5lt (bush)
m27 11.5lt (bush)
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Ultimate size on M27 rootstock: 1.8 x 1.8m (6 x 6ft)
  • Flowering period: April and May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Pollination Group: C - flowering late season

    A recent introduction, which has been hailed as 'the new garden Cox'. It flowers and fruits abundantly, so puts on a beautiful display in late spring and early summer, and will provide you with a bumper crop of delicious eating apples that will be ready to harvest in early October. These apples are very sweet with a high, natural sugar content and have a creamy flesh. They are easy to grow too.

  • Garden care: Keep the base of the tree weed free, fertilise at the beginning of each year and water regularly during hot, dry spells.
    The main prune should be done in the winter as long as it isn't frosty or freezing. Take out the 3D’s (dead, dying and diseased wood) and create an open shape. Then reduce the leaders back by a third. Aim to create an airy structure without any crisscrossing branches.
    Summer prune in August by shortening any side shoots (or laterals) which are longer than 20cm back to three leaves. This will allow the sun to ripen the fruit and encourage more fruit buds. Make sure that the growth you’re cutting away feels firm to the touch.

  • Pollination Information: This apple belongs to pollination group C, so you will need to plant one other different variety of apple to guarantee cross pollination, and a subsequent bumper crop. Ideally this should come from the same pollination group, however it is possible to use one from group B or D as well.
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