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Christmas Pippin

A new apple with Cox like aromatic flavour but sweeter and easier to grow than Cox.

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

Christmas 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 Christmas Pippin

Unlike most other new apple varieties which are are produced through modern scientific breeding programmes Christmas Pippin was discovered in the old fashioned way as a roadside seedling. Its parentage is therefore not known but features of the fruit and the tree suggest that Cox's Orange Pippin and Gala may be involved.

Medium sized, round conical fruit. Scarlet flush over a pale greenish yellow skin. Similar to Cox's Orange Pippin in appearance but with the more yellow colours of Sunset. Crisp, juicy cream coloured flesh. Sweet with some of the aromatic character of Cox's Orange Pippin.

Christmas Pippin is easy to grow making it a good garden alternative to Cox particularly for those who prefer sweeter apples.

Characteristics of Christmas Pippin apple trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeEarly Oct
Season of useOct-Dec
Tree vigourSmall
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Pollination date10
Pollination groupC
PollinatorsPollination partners