Ribston Pippin Apple Scionwood


Ribston Pippin Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. 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.

889 Ribston Pippin
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L889A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
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L889B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 for $4.50
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Additional Information


The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 21, 2020, for shipment around March 16.

We sell scions (scionwood) in two ways.
Each single 8" stick will graft 3 or 4 trees, and comes with a small paper ID label.
Scionwood by the foot (minimum order of 10 feet) will usually graft about 6 or 8 trees from one foot of scionwood.
You can graft right away or store it for later use. Stored properly, it will keep quite well for several weeks.

Scions are twigs, not trees. They have no roots and will not grow if you plant them.

For more info:
About Scionwood.