Apple 'Ribston Pippin' Malus domestica 'Ribston Pippin' (D)

apple 'Ribston Pippin'


'Ribston Pippin' is a dessert cultivar in pollination group 2, and a triploid. Produces good, regular crops of apples, greenish-yellow flushed orange red. An intense, rich, aromatic flavour; more acidity and more robust than Cox. Season of use from October to January

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      apple 'Ribston Pippin'

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      4-8 metres

    • Spread

      4-8 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun, Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    Regular pruning is required - see apple pruning; spur bearing

  • bambooSoil

    Loam, Sand, SoilClay

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

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  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by chip budding or grafting onto a clonal rootstock for fruit. The rootstock used will largely determine the vigour of the tree

  • insectPests

    Aphids, woolly aphid, rosy apple aphid, fruit tree red spider mite, mussel scale, codling moth and caterpillars are the main pests on edible apples

  • microbeDiseases

    Resistant to apple scab; prone to powdery mildews and apple canker. Can be affected by blossom wilt and honey fungus