Series: Antique Apple

Apple (Malus) 'Ribston Pippin'

Ribston Pippin Apple

Categories: Fruit Tree

A particuarly handsome apple, thought to be one of the parents of Cox's Orange Pippin. It has some of the aromatic qualities of that variety when eaten fresh, but is noticeably sharper in flavor - and for this reason is often used in the kitchen as well.

More About Apple (Malus) 'Ribston Pippin'

  • England early 1700's
  • also known as 'The Glory of York'
  • great dessert and cider apple

By Victorian times Ribston Pippin was very popular as a late fall apple, and the Victorian fruit enthusiast Robert Hogg reported that it was in "greatest perfection during November and December".

We do NOT SHIP plants. ALL Sales are in person at our garden center.


12-18 ft


8-15 ft


10-20 ft

Hardiness Zone:


Apple (Malus) 'Ribston Pippin' Characteristics


  • Mass Plant
  • Orchard Plant
  • Specimen

Critter Resistance

  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Does best in full sun

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Spring

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Needs well drained soil

Bearing/Fruiting Time

  • Mid season

Flower Color

  • Appleblossom Pink

Fruit Qualities

  • distinct flavor
  • sweet
  • texture, soft

Fruiting Attributes

  • antique variety
  • good for cider
  • large size
  • good for cooking/baking


  • Spreading
  • Irregular

Plant Size

  • Semi-dwarf (12-18')