St. Edmund's Pippin apple for ?

Discussion in 'Outdoor Gardening in the Pacific Northwest' started by justalittlegardenobsessed, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. justalittlegardenobsessed

    justalittlegardenobsessed Active Member

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    Vancouver, BC
    I bought a St. Edmunds Pippin a year or two ago from a local grower who heartily recommended it as the taste equal of Cox's Orange Pippin but more productive and with less disease issues. It's now a long whip, probably 3 years old.

    Unfortunately I've just realized through my that it is a tip-bearer, not a spur-bearer, and is therefore won't work as an oblique cordon, and I don't have room for it to grow as a standard apple. So if anyone would like to trade for a SPUR-bearing, scab-resistant apple of the same size, I'd be keen.

    St. Edmunds Pippin gets top reviews (ie "Most beautiful of all russets. Rich, pear-like flavor which reminds one of Seckel. or Nutty, rich, excellent when really ripe") so I'm sad to see it go but I dunno what else to do.

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