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

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