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Fearn's Pippin



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.  Pollination partners

Fearn's 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 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.

Characteristics of Fearn's Pippin apple trees

UseDessert
ColourRed
FlavourSweet-sharp
Fruit sizeSmall
Picking timeEarly Oct
Season of useOct-Jan
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingGood
Pollination date9
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners