The tree can pollinate itself somewhat.
If the tree is thinned, the apples will be quite small, but will be good for cider.
The apple is best after a few weeks in storage and are ready to harvest in early October.
In France, King of The Pippins Apple is known as Reine des Reinettes Apple.
The apples can be used as a fresh-eating apple, or a cooking apple. When cooked, the apple keeps its shape, though the flesh becomes yellow.
King of The Pippins dates from 1770s in France. Introduced to England via a nursery run by a Mr Kirke in Brompton in 1800 with the name of “King of the Pippins.”