Apple Golden Pippin

Fruit Trees
Golden Pippin Apple

Malus domestica
a very old variety. Intense fruity flavour. Can also be used for cooking and cider making.

Origin: Sussex UK 1629

Pollination:  Golden Pippin is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

Golden Pippin Apple Trees for sale - order online

We currently produce this variety to order only through our bud-grafting service. You cannot order on line. If you wish to order please contact us using the messaging facility on the contact us page. Let us have your name, postal address, telephone and email address as well as which variety you would like us to produce, how many and on what rootstock. Bud-grafting is carried out in late July and early August. The trees would be supplied approximately 18 months later. We normally need to have received orders by the beginning of July. Please click here for full details of our bud-grafting service.

History and description of Golden Pippin

The origin of this variety is uncertain but it probably arose in England. It was recorded by Parkinson in 1629 and was well known by the late 17th Century. Claimed to have arisen at Parham Park, near Arundel, Sussex. George Washington ordered the variety for his garden at Mount Vernon, Virginia, but it failed to flourish in the USA. Widely grown commercially and in gardens in the 18th century.

Small/medium sized fruit. Round-conical to oblong shape. Slightly ribbed. Golden yellow background skin colour with many bold russet dots and some russet at the base. Pale yellow flesh with an intense, brisk, fruity flavour. When cooked it keeps its shape and was used for ‘Pippin’ jelly, tarts. Has also been used for cider making.

Main characteristics of Golden Pippin

Use Dessert
Colour Yellow
Flavour Sharp
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Early Oct
Season of use  Oct-Nov

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Special features Good for Cider
Cooked Keeps Shape

Pollination date  11
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Progeny  Court of Wick (?)Downton PippinPitmaston Pine AppleYellow Ingestrie