Apple Tree - Downton Pippin
Origin: Ludlow, 1790
Apple Taste: Intense, crisp
Flowering Group : 2
Size : Maiden (1-2 years old, around 100cm)
Harvest : September
Vigour : Medium
Downton Pippin is a cross between Orange Pippin and Golden Pippin, and was named after Downton Castle in Shropshire - although it would make a lovely gift for Downton Abbey fans! An old apple of impeccable class, raised by a Mr. Knight - whose brother owned Downton Castle, where it is still found in old orchards nearby. Although it's now rare it is a useful and tasty apple, popular with the Victorians. We have listed Downton Pippin as an eating apple but it will also cook well.
Supplier : R.V. Roger Ltd.
We donate half of our profit on sales of Downton Pippin apple trees to Common Ground
See our section on Pollination Groups to help you select your apple trees.
We supply apple trees on the most vigorous rootstocks available. They were created specifically for use in the UK and produce healthy, heavy cropping trees for our weather conditions.
M106 produces a good garden sized apple tree, around 4 metres tall. Grown as a free standing tree it won't need staking, although initially best to use a cane to support your new plant. M25 rootstock will produce the 6m standard trees of a traditional orchard, where they would be planted between 6 and 8 metres apart. Please refer to our size guide for details.
All our 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 Downton Pippin 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.