Kerry Irish Pippin is a small, shiny yellow fruit sometimes striped red in the sun. The crisp, crunchy, hard flesh has an intriguing flavor which, after much discussion and tasting, we can only characterize as a hint of boysenberry. Delicious! Kerry Irish Pippin is a small tree making it a great choice for the small garden. Long grown in Ireland.
||Certified Organic: Our apple trees (exception noted) and few other select fruit trees and berries grown by Trees of Antiquity are USDA Organic, certified by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). Our growing methods restore, maintain and enhance ecological harmony by avoiding the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and genetic modification (GMO).
Growing Considerations for Kerry Irish Pippin Ireland 1802
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Bloom Period: Midseason
Harvest Period: Very Early
Storage: A few weeks
Uses: Cider, Cooking / Sauces, Fresh Eating
Disease Resistance: Good
Origin Date: 1800`s
Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period
Years to Bear: 2-4 years
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Shape when Shipped: Feathered (prominent branching)
Rootstock: MM 111 (Semi-dwarf)
Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.
Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Size supplied when shipped: 1/2 to 3/4 inch caliper*; Trees range from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs).
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions
. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive so you'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits