Pitmaston Pineapple
England, 1785


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The first Pitmaston Pineapple apple tree was bred in the 1780's by a Mr White, an employee of Lord Foley of Witley, who sold the breed to a nursery called Williams of Pitmaston. An old, very distinctive dessert variety producing small golden apples that are honey sweet and nutty, yet also sharp and some say a distinct hint of pineapple. It might taste a bit like a pineapple if you close your eyes and believe, but most likely the name refers to it's warm yellow color and shape. Pitmaston Pineapple apples belongs to a class of old russeted English dessert apples neglected today because of its smaller size. Great for juicing too! The Pitmaston Pineapple tree is the absolute last tree late to break dormancy. Also the  absolute last tree to break dormancy in our nursery creating the smallest tree out of the nursery on a annual basis.  Scab resistant and self-fertile. Please see below for further insight on our heirloom apple tree Pitmaston Pineapple and discover additional consideration for selecting the appropriate fruit trees to buy for your home and small farm.  Small tree out of the nursery around 3 ft. 


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Growing Considerations for Pitmaston Pineapple
England, 1785

USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Heirloom: Yes

Uses: Cider, Fresh Eating

Harvest Period: Late

Bloom Period: Very Late

Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile

Origin Date: 1700`s

Storage: 1-2 months

Disease Resistance: Excellent

Rootstock: MM 111 (semi-dwarf)

Years to Bear: 2-4 years

Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.

Mature Size: 12-16 ft.

Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.

Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.

Shape when Shipped: Whip (no branching)

Size supplied when shipped:   Our trees range in height 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). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2  to 3/4 inch;  *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.

Basic idea for Pruning:  Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...                                                             

Shipping Note:  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 since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 30 November, 1999.