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Eccleston Pippin



An old Cheshire dual purpose apple. Large showy red flushed fruit.

Origin: Cheshire UK, 1883

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

Eccleston 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 Eccleston Pippin

Eccleston Pippin was raised by Mr N F Barnes the Head Gardner to the Duke of Westminster at Eaton in Cheshire UK. The first record dates from 1883. The fruit is showy and large with a red flush and stripes over a greenish yellow background when fully ripe. The flesh is lemon yellow, quite sweet and keeps its shape when cooked. A moderately vigorous tree.

Characteristics of Eccleston Pippin apple trees

UseDual Cul & Des
ColourFlushed
FlavourSweet
Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeMid Sep
Season of useSep-Oct
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
Cropping
Pollination date11
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners