Wyken Pippin

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Wyken Pippin is an old cultivar of domesticated apple originating in the Netherlands,[1] or have originated in the garden of the Wyken Manor house in England from a seedling that was sourcing back to the Netherlands or Belgium.[2] It has several other names including 'Alford Prize' and 'Pheasant's Eye'.[3]

It is a small greenish-yellow fruit with lenticels, flattened shape and intense[2] and delicious flavor. Flesh texture is dense. Uses are mainly for fresh eating.[4] It has a lower content of vitamin C relative to other apple cultivars.[1] It was one of the top cultivars to be used for home gardening in the 19th century.[4] It is an ancestor of Laxton's Superb.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Wyken Pippin at Orange Pippin website.
  2. ^ a b Trees of Antiquity
  3. ^ National Fruit Collection, retrieved 31 October 2015
  4. ^ a b Cooks Info

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