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Pollination group:

Saint Albans Pippin

Synonyms: Saint Alban's Pippin, St. Alban's Pippin

Identification: Medium size, round and flattened. The skin base colour is yellow, blushed red with darker streaks on the sun exposed face, the striping fading to pale red on the shaded faces. The calyx is small and closed, set in a medium deep and wide basin. The stem is long and slender, set in a deep and narrow, russetted cavity.

Characteristics: The flesh is yellowish, fine-grained and tender. Juicy and sweet-sharp.

Uses: Eating apple.

Origins: Originated in Kent (U.K.) and first exhibited in 1883 by J. Veitch & Sons of London (U.K.)

Cultivation: Moderately vigorous, spreading tree. Bears fruit on spurs.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

8 weeks

Cold storage: Up to two months.

Harvest: In the middle of the third period.

Harvest period: 3

Type(s): Dessert, Eating

Pollination group: C

Pollination day: 8