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Kerry Pippin apple

Last updated 03 Jan 2014.

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Current rating: 4.0 out of 5. Total votes cast: 2

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19 Jun 2016 
My Kerry Pippen, a graft from seedsaver farm in Decorah, Iawa, is about five years old, going to be a heavy bearer, and appears to be fire blight immune and cedar apple rust immune.... so far. Waiting to see about scab, none so far and no mildew yet either.

18 Oct 2015 
I had the great fortune of encountering this variety while visiting family in southern Surrey. They were a bit on the small side and not very showy in terms of colour. I could never have imagined their wonderous flavour based their humble exterior. They remain the shining star at the core of my greatest apple-eating moment. Each one was lightly crisp, with a bright sweetness that I found profoundly satisfying. I must admit, that day, and those apples, awakened some new appreciation of apples within me... and for that I am forever thankful.

01 Sep 2013 
Excellent flavour, won the taste test at Fridays Market when we had 6 varieties of heritage apple for sale/ taste. Crunchy and sweet, good lunch box size, regular cropper. We have some bitter pit, but the soil is a very high pH.

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Small shiny yellow fruit, sometimes striped red. Crisp, crunchy, hard flesh.

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  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Originates from: Ireland
  • Introduced: 1802
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1764
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1907-004


  • Flowering period: Early-Mid season
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Period of origin: 1800 - 1849

References and further reading about this variety

  • Apples of England (1948)
    Author: Taylor

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Latest Spring blossom records for this variety

2017 season

  • 24th April  2017  - tree owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States

2011 season

  • May  2011  - tree owned by Dan in Camano Island, United States

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