Apple Golden Pippin

Golden Pippin Apple

Malus domestica
a very old variety. Intense fruity flavour also used for cooking and cider.

Origin: Sussex UK 1629

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

A guide to choosing Apple Trees

Golden Pippin Apple Trees for sale - order online

Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden
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History and description of Golden Pippin

The origin of this variety is uncertain but it probably arose in England. It was recorded by Parkinson in 1629 and was well known by the late 17th Century. Claimed to have arisen at Parham Park, near Arundel, Sussex. George Washington ordered the variety for his garden at Mount Vernon, Virginia, but it failed to flourish in the USA. Widely grown commercially and in gardens in the 18th century.

Small/medium sized fruit. Round-conical to oblong shape. Slightly ribbed. Golden yellow background skin colour with many bold russet dots and some russet at the base. Pale yellow flesh with an intense, brisk, fruity flavour. When cooked it keeps its shape and was used for ‘Pippin’ jelly, tarts. Has also been used for cider making.

Main characteristics of Golden Pippin

Use Dessert
Colour Yellow
Flavour Sharp
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Early Oct
Season of use  Oct-Nov

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Special features Good for Cider
Cooked Keeps Shape

Pollination date  11
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Progeny  Court of Wick (?)Downton PippinPitmaston Pine AppleYellow Ingestrie