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Greenup's Pippin



An old dual purpose apple from the North of England

Origin: Lancashire UK, 1790

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

Greenup's Pippin apple trees produced to special order

We do not stock this variety, but we might be able to produce trees for you through our custom grafting service, depending on the availability of suitable grafting material. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

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

Found in the garden of Mr Greenup, shoemaker of Keswick, Cumberland. Introduced late 1700’s by Clarke and Atkinson Nursery, Keswick. Grown throughout the Border Counties in the 19th century. A dual purpose apple, soft juicy white flesh, quite sharp. Cooks to a well flavoured froth or puree.

Characteristics of Greenup's Pippin apple trees

UseDual Cul & Des
ColourYellow
FlavourSharp
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeMid Sep
Season of useSep-Nov
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
Cropping
Suitable forNorthern Britain
Pollination date15
Pollination groupD
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners