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Herring's Pippin



An attractive large bright red dessert apple with a good aromatic flavour.

Origin: Lincolnshire UK, 1908

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

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

Probably raised by Mr Herring of Lincoln. First recorded in 1908. Introduced by Pearson, of Nottingham. An attractive large apple. Round- conical to oblong-conical shape. Rather irregular. Rounded ribs. Pale greenish yellow background skin colour becoming golden yellow. Almost completely covered with a bright deep red flush. Creamy white flesh, rather coarse textured, juicy, with a good aromatic flavour. Very vigorous tree.

Characteristics of Herring's Pippin apple trees

UseDessert
ColourRed
FlavourSpicy
Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeEarly Sep
Season of useSep-Oct
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
Cropping
Disease resistanceScab - Resistant
Pollination date15
Pollination groupD
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners