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Thorle Pippin



An old Scottish summer apple with a sharp savoury flavour.

Origin: Scotland, 1831

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

Thorle 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-1Thorle Pippin tree custom-grafted on M9 rootstock (Dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Thorle Pippin tree custom-grafted on M26 rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Thorle Pippin tree custom-grafted on MM106 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-4Thorle Pippin tree custom-grafted on MM111 rootstock (Vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-5Thorle 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 Thorle Pippin

Thorle Pippin apple arose in Scotland. First described 1831. Small, round to flat-round fruit. Bright red flush on a greenish yellow skin. Juicy, white flesh. Sharp, savoury taste. Vigorous, spreading tree.

Characteristics of Thorle Pippin apple trees

UseDessert
ColourFlushed
FlavourSavoury
Fruit sizeSmall
Picking timeLate Aug
Season of useAug-Sep
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habitSpreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
Cropping
Suitable forNorthern Britain
Pollination date6
Pollination groupB
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners