King of the Pippins

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'King of the Pippins'
Cross section of King of the Pippins, National Fruit Collection (acc. 1972-030).jpg
SpeciesM. domestica
Cultivar'King of the Pippins'
Origin France
'King of the Pippins' in Deutsche Pomologie

King of the Pippins or Reine des Reinettes[1][2][3] (French) is an old cultivar of domesticated apple originating from France, and is still used in its original form as well as in many derivative cultivars that have been bred from it.[4] It was also formerly known as Golden Winter Pearmain,[1] because of its ripening period at late fall.[2]

Unlike most apple cultivars it is slightly self-fertile.[3]

It earned the Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society in 1993.[5]

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  1. ^ a b "King of the Pippins", National Fruit Collection, University of Reading and Brogdale Collections, retrieved 18 October 2015
  2. ^ a b Big Horse Creek Farm
  3. ^ a b Cooks Info
  4. ^ King of the Pippins by Orange Pippin
  5. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Malus domestica 'King of the Pippins'". Retrieved 3 January 2021.

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