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Galloway Pippin



An old Scottish dual purpose apple. Quite sharp in flavour and best used early as a cooker.

Origin: Scotland, 1871

Pollination: Galloway Pippin is a self-sterile triploid and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Galloway 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 Galloway Pippin

Galloway Pippin arose Wigtown, Galloway, Scotland. First brought to notice in 1871 but thought to be much older. Received RHS First Class Certificate 1871. A dual purpose apple, best used early for cooking when it has a quite rich flavour and keeps its shape. As a dessert apple it can be quite sharp.

A very large, regular, flat-round fruit. Distinctly flattened at base and apex. Pale green background skin colour becoming pale yellow. Some fruits one-quarter flushed light brown. Creamy-white flesh, a little coarse textured, firm, juicy and crisp.

A tree of moderate vigour. Spreading. Hardy. Good cropper.

Characteristics of Galloway Pippin apple trees

UseDual Cul & Des
ColourYellow
FlavourSubacid
Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeLate Sep/Early Oct
Season of useNov-Feb
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitSpreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingGood
Suitable forHardy
Northern Britain
Special featuresAttractive Blossom
Pollination date14
Pollination groupD
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile triploid
PollinatorsPollination partners