King's Acre Pippin apple


A variety of round eating apple introduced commercially in 1899 by King's Acre Nurseries in Hereford and thought to be a cross between Sturmer Pippin and Ribston Pippin. It is green flushed blushed with red and cooks to a purée so is good for sauces. It received the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Merit in 1897. This late-season variety is harvested from mid-October in South-East England and is at its best in December.