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Isle of Wight Pippin

Synonyms: Isle of Wight Orange, Orange Pippin (not to be confused with Cox’s Orange Pippin ), Pomme d’Orange

Identification: Small, round and oblate. The skin is golden yellow or pale orange with patches of rough russet, sometimes an orange flush on sun exposed surfaces.. The skin feels greasy and rough. The stem is very short and set in a shallow cavity.

Characteristics: The flesh is white with greenish tinges, firm. Juicy and mildly sweet-sharp and aromatic. Keeps four months in cold storage.

Uses: Considered a fine eating apple, but it was used primarily for making cider.

Cultivation: Bears good crops annually.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

Vulnerabilities: Very resistant to canker and mildew.

Harvest: Ready for harvest starting in the middle of the fifth period. Leave on the tree as long as possible for the best flavours.

Harvest period: 5

Status: dual

Pollination group: B

Pollination day: 4