The Wyken Pippin apple tree originated near Coventry, England in the early 1700s from a seedling, raised by Lord Craven of Coombe abbey who discovered it on his travels through Belgium and Holland and planted it in the garden of Wyken Manor house. The Wyken Pippin apple was one of a few popular varieties for home gardens in the 1800s. Wyken Pippin apples have a smaller, slightly flattened shape. They have a soft orange-yellow skin often brilliant red blush on sunny side of tree and fruit. Fruit is often mottled, marbled and dotted with light russett dots. Inside, they have firm, crisp, sweet flesh with good concentrated sharp flavor. Best for fresh eating. Please see below for further insight on our heirloom apple tree Wyken Pippin and discover additional consideration for selecting the appropriate fruit trees to buy for your home and small farm.
Pollination Requirement:Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: England 1720
Storage: 1 month
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 Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Shape when Shipped: Feathered and whips (few side 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.