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Cockle Pippin



An aromatic late dessert apple popular in the 19th century.

Origin: Surrey UK, 1800

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

Cockle 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 Cockle Pippin

Raised by Mr Cockle Godstone, Surrey, UK c1800. Popular in 19th Century England. Medium to large, round-conical fruit. Brownish-orange flush over a greenish-yellow skin, much of which is russetted. Firm, cream coloured flesh. Quite rich, sweet-sharp flavour. Keeps very well. Upright, heavy cropping tree.

Characteristics of Cockle Pippin apple trees

UseDessert
ColourYellow
FlavourSweet-sharp
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeMid Oct
Season of useNov-Mar
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingHeavy
Disease resistanceMildew - Resistant
Canker - Resistant
Scab - Very resistant
Suitable forWet Regions
Pollination date11
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners