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Galloway Pippin apple

Galloway Pippin is a very old yellow/green apple originating in the area around Wigtown in south-west Scotland.  Although considered a dual-purpose variety, in practice it is far better for culinary use than for eating fresh.

The Galloway area of south-west Scotland is notable for its mild wet climate with relatively low light levels - quite a tough environment for the production of good quality apples.  Galloway Pippin is therefore a useful variety for anyone with a similar climate as it is hardy and productive.

Last updated 01 Jan 2014.

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07 Jan 2018 
Galloway apples are also grown in Sweden. I have grafted Galloway pippin onto two of my apple trees. It is now my favorite apple variety (I grow 16 and know some 20 more). I love its unique, spicy crispness which improves with maturation. The apples keep well. I simply love my Galloway pippin apples! Too good for cooking, in my opinion. My best tip is to cut them in small squares and eat with yoghurt or porridge for breakfast, delicious! I give the flavor 5 out of five, exceptional! I don't know if it is know when and how the Galloway pippin came to Sweden.

25 Aug 2014 
Excellent for cooking!

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A good quality Scottish cooking apple.

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  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Originates from: Wigtown, Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Introduced: Early 19th century
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1023
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1947-298


  • Bultitude apple group: 5. Yellow, smooth, sweet or acidic


  • Uses: Cooking
  • Cooking result: Keeps shape
  • Flavour quality: Very good
  • Use / keeping: 1-2 months


  • Flowering period: Mid-Late season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Triploid
  • Pollinating others: Poor
  • Gardening skill: Very easy
  • Attractive features: Attractive blossom
  • General disease resistance: Good

Other qualities

  • Awards: RHS 1st Class Certificate

References and further reading about this variety

  • Apples of England (1948)
    Author: Taylor

Galloway Pippin identification photos from official fruit collections

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