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Pitmaston Pine Apple

Apple – National Heritage

Pitmaston Pine Apple


Apple – National Heritage


Early October



Planting Position


A late dessert russet apple raised around 1785 by Mr White, who was steward to Lord Foley of Stoke Edith, Herefordshire. It is thought to have come from a seed of Golden Pippin. Another story is that it was raised by John Williams of Pitmaston in 1825. Its most notable feature is the unusual pineapple-like flavour of the small golden apples which are produced prolifically. The flesh is crisp, juicy and sweet. The tree in our Orchard was grafted by Sarah, one of our trustees in 2023. It is a moderately vigorous tree with a good bushy habit and pretty blossom. The fruit is heavy cropping biennially and ripens in early October.

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