Apple Christmas Pippin

 

Upright, deciduous tree with ovate to elliptic, toothed, dark green leaves and white flowers in mid- to late spring followed by red-flushed, yellow-orange, edible fruit ready for harvest in mid-autumn. Will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 5m after 5-10 years.

 

Plant in moist fertile well drained soil. Full sun, Hardy. Can be pruned lightly.

 

Pollination If this apple is planted in an urban area a partner for pollination is not generally required. However it is a poor pollinator for other varieties and should be accompanied by two compatible varieties that can pollinate each other.

 

General Fruit Tree & Fruit Planting and care

  • Water the Fruit or Fruit tree thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If planting the Fruit or Fruit Tree in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base Adding a bucketful of planting compost
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot
  • If using a stake position the Fruit Tree against the stake if one stake is used or in the middle if two are being used.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in well.
  • Secure to the stake or stakes using one or two rubber adjustable straps.
  • Water the Fruit thoroughly, then again at least once a week during the first growing season.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.