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Honey Pippin apple

Honey Pippin is an interesting Cox-style variety from Suffolk, England, developed in the mid-20th century.  Although visually resembling Cox's Orange Pippin, and with a similar firm texture, the flavour is quite different with little of the aromatic quality associated with Cox's Orange Pippin.

Honey Pippin was named for its 'honeyed' flavour, which is a sought-after rich sweet flavour found most notably in (ripe) Golden Delicious and Grimes Golden.  However this flavour is only present in Honey Pippin after a very good summer; in a poor year the flavour is unremarkable, but still very pleasant.  Regardless of the name, this is basically a good apple with a pleasing flavour.

Last updated 01 Jan 2014.

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An English Cox-style apple, said to have a "honeyed" flavour.

Honey Pippin phototape


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Originates from: Suffolk, United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 1950s
  • Developed by: J. Brooke, Newmarket / Wickhambrook Nurseries
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1575
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1981-141
  • We are grateful to Brogdale Farm - home of the UK National Fruit Collection - for providing samples of this variety.


  • Fruit colour: Red / Orange flush
  • Bultitude apple group: 7. Flushed / striped, some russeting, sweet


  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour style: Honeyed / Scented
  • Harvest period: Mid season
  • Use / keeping: 1 week


  • Cropping: Good
  • Flowering period: Mid season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Triploid
  • Pollinating others: Poor
  • Vigour: Average growth
  • General disease resistance: Average
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999

Honey Pippin identification photos from official fruit collections

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