Growing Calendar for Apple Christmas Pippin - Apple Tree
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Everyone's favourite English apple just got better with the Christmas Pippin! This Delicious Cox type apple has a very high, natural sugar content.
Christmas Pippin is a new Cox-style apple variety introduced in 2011. Unusually for a modern apple variety, it is a genuine "pippin" apple, raised from seed and of unknown parentage.
Christmas Pippin is a very "more-ish" apple, with a definite apple flavour, juicy melting flesh and a thin skin - and it tastes exactly like an apple should. The flavour is essentially sweet, but with some sharpness too.
It is bound to be popular with fans of Cox's Orange Pippin or similar varieties - and it is much easier to grow. Christmas Pippin® is a protected variety.
It has the same creamy flesh and aromatic flavour as a traditional Cox's Orange Pippin but matures later.
Cropping from mid-October it reaches perfection in November/December. We found it to be perfect accompaniment to a glass of port and a spoonful of Stilton on Christmas Day!
Flowering Group: FG3
Years until fruiting from planting: 2
Age of tree at despatch: 2
Height at full growth: 2m/10ft
Most of our trees are delivered as bare rooted specimens with approximate height of: 3.5ft - 5ft / 105cm - 140cm depending on the variety.
In order to ensure a good pollination pick fruit trees from within the same or from adjacent flowering groups.
The vast majority of the trees we ship have been pruned and will appear trimmed.
Tree arrived damaged was replaced, this next one also arrived with a little damage. Too loose in the box.
Looks OK. Will be in a better position to say just how well this tree grew next year.
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Our products are all grown with the utmost care and to high standards of quality. We regularly check our nursery stock to determine exactly when they will be at the optimum time for despatch
We despatch our fresh, nursery-grown live plants (including vegetables, trees and flowers) when they are at a stage of growth ready for you, the customer, to plant on at home.
The delivery period shown on your order confirmation indicates when you can expect to receive your order and we will endeavour to despatch your plants in this period within 7-14 days.
Please note – due to increased courier costs beyond our control, delivery charges to all non-UK Mainland addresses including Scottish Highlands & Islands may be subject to a postage surcharge.
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