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Cockle Pippin Apple

Malus domestica
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. Show suitable pollination partners

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Cockle Pippin Apple Trees for sale - order online

We currently produce this variety to order only through our bud-grafting service. You cannot order on line. If you wish to order please contact us using the messaging facility on the contact us page. Let us have your name, postal address, telephone and email address as well as which variety you would like us to produce, how many and on what rootstock. Bud-grafting is carried out in late July and early August. The trees would be supplied approximately 18 months later. We normally need to have received orders by the beginning of July. Please click here for full details of our bud-grafting service.


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.



Main characteristics of Cockle Pippin

Use Dessert
Colour Yellow
Flavour Sweet-sharp
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Mid Oct
Season of use  Nov-Mar

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Heavy
Disease resistance  Mildew: Resistant
Canker: Resistant
Scab: Very resistant
Suitable for Wet Regions

Pollination date  11
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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