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Pollination group:

Downton Pippin

Synonyms: Downton Golden Pippin, Knight's Golden Pippin, Elton Pippin, Elton Golden Pippin, Saint Mary's Pippin. Sometimes called the Golden Pippin, but this name refers to another apple which is actually the pollen parent of the Downton Pippin.

Identification: Small, round tending to round conic. Green skin maturing to gold yellow. Some russet patches or veining at the crown and in the eye cavity, abundantly strewn with brown lenticels. The eye is large and partly open, set in a shallow, wide and ribbed basin.The stem is short and set in a shallow cavity which is lined with russet.

Characteristics: Flesh is cream coloured, crisp, juicy and sharp. Cidery.

Uses: Intended as a dessert apple but makes an excellent sweet and intensely aromatic sauce. In baking, it keeps its shape. Also used for cider sweetsharp (s.g. 1.080)

Origins: Downton Pippin was raised from Isle of Wight Pippin crossed with Golden Pippin by Thomas Andrew Knight at Elton Manor, Ludlow, Shropshire (U.K.) and named after Downton Castle in Shropshire. First exhibited in 1806.

16 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps well for about four months.

Type(s): Cider, Dessert, Sauce