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Cambusnethan Pippin

An old dual purpose apple once highly regarded inScotland.

Origin: Scotland, 1750

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

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

An old Scottish variety of uncertain origin. It is believed to have either been raised at Cambusnethan House c1750, or earlier at Cambusnethan Monastry, Stirling, Scotland. Small to medium sized, flat shaped fruit. Orange flush over pale greenish yellow skin. Firm, rather chewy flesh. Quite sweet, light flavoured dual purpose apple. Small, spreading tree. Part tip bearer.

Characteristics of Cambusnethan Pippin apple trees

UseDual Cul & Des
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeMid Sep
Season of useOct-Nov
Tree vigourSmall
Tree habitSpreading
Fruit-bearingPartial tip-bearer
Pollination date15
Pollination groupD
PollinatorsPollination partners