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Bow Hill Pippin



A sweet late dessert apple with a slightly nutty flavour.

Origin: Kent UK, 1893

Pollination: Bow Hill Pippin is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Bow Hill Pippin apple trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but we can produce trees for you through our custom grafting service. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

  • CG-1Bow Hill Pippin tree custom-grafted on M9 rootstock (Dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Bow Hill Pippin tree custom-grafted on M26 rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Bow Hill Pippin tree custom-grafted on MM106 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-4Bow Hill Pippin tree custom-grafted on M25 rootstock (Very vigorous)£39.00 each

If you wish to go order please fill in our contact form in the first instance, stating your name, full address, and the rootstock(s) you wish the tree(s) to be grafted on. You will need to contact us before June.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later).

History and description of Bow Hill Pippin

Raised by A S White of Bow Hill, Maidstone, Kent, UK. Introduced by the nurseryman George Bunyard of Maidstone c1893. Received RHS Award of Merit 1893. Medium to large, round fruit. Red flush and stripes over yellowish green skin. Firm deep cream flesh. Sweet, nutty flavour. Good cropper

Characteristics of Bow Hill Pippin apple trees

UseCulinary
ColourFlushed
FlavourSweet
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeEarly Oct
Season of useNov-Feb
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingGood
Pollination date11
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners