Ribston Pippin

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  • Available: October to December
  • Raised: 1688, Ribston Hall, Yorkshire
  • Flavour: acid/sweet balance, hint of pear-drops
  • Storage: till December
  • Size: medium
  • Cross: Seedling

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Ribston Pippin, as the parent variety of Cox's Orange Pippin, is one of the most historically important varieties of apple. It is thought to have arisen from a seed brought to Yorkshire from Rouen, France, in 1688. The variety's flavour is not dissimilar to Cox, although there is a hint of pear-drops not found in the latter. It is not as good a keeper as the Cox and is best eaten by the end of December or earlier.