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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 we can produce trees for you through our custom grafting service. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

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