Ribston Pippin

Ribston Pippin Apple

Fall-Winter. Ribston Hall, Yorkshire, England, about 1700.

Famous as an exceptional dessert apple. Medium-large roundish-oblate fruit is covered with an incredibly beautiful swirl of reds, oranges and russets.

One of the best for fresh eating from late fall to early January. Sharp, crisp, rich and aromatic. Dried, it has an intense rich flavor. Recommended as an acid source for cider. Sometimes you find watercore in the fruit, an indication of elevated sugar content.

Likely the parent of the renowned Cox’s Orange Pippin. One of the first English varieties to thrive here in America, probably brought over by Benjamin Vaughan just before the Revolution. Vaughan grew it on his farm in Hallowell, Maine. The Maine Farmer reported in 1854 that Ribston Pippin “does better in Maine than any where in the U.S.”

Blooms midseason. Z4-7. Maine Grown. (Standard: 3-6' bare-root trees)

183 Ribston Pippin
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