2021 open day cancelledWe've reluctantly had to call off the Open Day this year, but we have new trees available for winter delivery.
Keepers NurseryThe UK's largest range of Fruit Trees
Tel. 01622 326465

Allington Pippin



A dual purpose apple with a strong sharp, bitter-sweet flavour.

Origin: Lincolnshire UK, 1884

Pollination: Allington Pippin is partially self-fertile and would produce some crop without a pollinator but would benefit considerably from a pollinator.  Pollination partners

Allington Pippin apple trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but it is available through our custom bud-grafting service.

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). You can choose the number of trees and the rootstock(s) you want the trees grafted on.

Read more about our Grafting service here.

If you wish to order a grafted tree of this variety please fill in our contact form in the first instance.

History and description of Allington Pippin

Allington Pippin was raised from King of the Pippins x Cox's Orange Pippin before 1884 by the nurseryman Thomas Laxton of Lincolnshire, UK. Originally named South Lincoln Pippin. Awarded RHS First Class Certificate as Brown's South Lincoln Beauty in 1894. The name Allington Pippin was given to this variety in 1894 by the nurseryman George Bunyard after the village of Allington near Maidstone, Kent. Grown commercially in the UK until 1930's.

It is a medium sized, conical apple. Very pale yellow, almost white, skin with faded brownish pink flush and stripes. Crisp, juicy, cream coloured flesh. A distinctive sharp, bitter-sweet flavour. Sharpness mellows in storage but as a dessert variety only suitable for those who like sharp tasting apples. Good flavour as a cooker. Keeps its shape. Also good for cider and juice making. High Vitamin C content.

It has a moderately vigorous tree. Partially self-fertile, good to heavy cropper. Heavy crops should be thinned to avoid small fruit. Resistant to scab and suitable for humid locations.

Characteristics of Allington Pippin apple trees

UseDual Cul & Des
ColourFlushed
FlavourSharp
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeEarly Oct
Season of useNov-Dec
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingGood
Disease resistanceMildew - Slightly susceptible
Scab - Resistant
Suitable forNorthern Britain
Wet Regions
Special featuresGood for Cider
Pollination date11
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageCox's Orange Pippin
King of the Pippins
ProgenyCheddar Cross
Plymouth Cross