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King of the Pippins

An old English apple variety, which in Bitain has previously been known as 'Prince's Pippin'introduce by the Normans, and is called 'Reine des Reinettes' in France. It is orange-coloured, with some red striping, and generally having a little russeting near the stem. It stores well in the right conditions, keeping through until March.

If found, it's an excellent varirty when used in tarts and patisserie, and is used in Normandy for cider. See 'Pippin'; 'Russet'; 'Pearmain'

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