Apple - Fearn's Pippin

Fearn's Pippin Apple

Malus domestica
An attractive small scarlet apple prized by the Victorians for the dining table.

Origin: London UK 1780

Pollination:  Fearn's Pippin is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

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Fearn's Pippin Apple Trees for sale - order online

We supply trees and plants only during the winter planting season from late November to mid March. Orders placed now will not be be delivered until the winter planting season. You will not be required to pay until October but by ordering now you can ensure that the items are reserved for you and supplied as early as possible when we resume delveries in late November.
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 Fearn's Pippin

Raised in Mr Bagley’s garden in Fulham, London, before 1780. Highly prized in Victorian England and widely grown around London and in Kent until its decline in popularity in the 1890's. A small flat-round fruit. A brilliant scarlet flush and short broken red stripes almost completely cover the greenish yellow skin. White flesh, firm and juicy with pleasant lightly aromatic sweet-sharp flavour, later developing a hint of raspberry. Upright tree of moderate vigour. Good cropper.




Main characteristics of Fearn's Pippin

Use Dessert
Colour Red
Flavour Sweet-sharp
Fruit size  Small
Picking time  Early Oct
Season of use  Oct-Jan

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good

Pollination date  9
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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