Apple Tree - Ribston Pippin
Origin: Yorkshire, 1700
Apple Taste: Intense, rich, aromatic
Flowering Group : 2 Triploid
Rootstock: M106 or M25
Size : Maiden
Harvest : October
Vigour : Medium
The original Ribston Pippin apple tree was believed to be raised from a pip brought to Ribston Hall from Rouen by Sir Henry Goodricke. It died in 1835 - although remarkably an offshoot of the original tree survived until 1928. A possible parent of Cox's Orange Pippin, the Ribston Pippin was hugely popular among Victorians, who exported it all over the world; the Garden Chronicle of 1844 notes: "This delicious apple needs no encomium. It is as highly appreciated as it is generally known". Ribston Pippin is a good cropper and has scab resistance.
Supplier : R.V. Roger Ltd.
We donate half of our profit on sales of Ribston Pippin apple trees to Common Ground
See our section on Pollination Groups to help you select your apple trees.
The rootstock for all our apple trees is the most vigorous available. We try to offer as many apple varieties as we can on M25 rootstock, which will produce the standard trees of a traditional orchard, where they would be planted between 6 and 8 metres apart. M106 is suitable for most gardens. Please refer to our size guide for details.
All our Ribston Pippin apple trees are bare root. At the height of the lifting season there may be up to a month?s delay between placing the order and dispatching due to pressure of orders, which are dealt with in date sequence, and the weather. Orders for apple trees taken from March to September are confirmed in September ready for dispatch from November. Please note there is an overall minimum order size of £50.