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Fearn's Pippin apple

Fearn's Pippin is a very attractive English dessert apple from the late 18th century.  Unlike many apples of that era, it would have little trouble standing out on the modern supermarket shelf, and visually it is similar to the modern bi-coloured variety Ariane.  Although one of the most popular Victorian varieties, it has now almost completely disappeared.

It is primarily a variety for eating fresh, but can be used for culinary purposes.  It keeps into the new year.

Fearn's Pippin identification images

USDA identification images for Fearn's Pippin

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

    Visitor reviews

    • 05 Aug 2015  BERKSHIRE, United Kingdom
      Fearns pippin tree is a strong grower! grew one 15yrs ago,the flavour is sweet/sharp and fresh,had to leave it when i moved house. I was bred in Fulham like the tree! Mr. Bagley the breeder has a lane named after him!.

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    Spring blossom records for this variety

    2013 season

    • 10th April  2013  - tree owned by Mike in Glen Rock, United States

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    Harvest records for this variety

    2012 season

    • 2nd week September  2012  - tree owned by Dan in Camano Island, United States


    • Species: Malus domestica
    • Parentage: Unknown
    • Introduced: 1780
    • Developed by: Mr Bagley


    • Picking season: Late
    • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
    • Flavor style (apples): Sweet/Sharp
    • Food uses: Eating fresh
    • Food uses: Culinary


    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Ploidy: Diploid


    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
    • Fruit colour: Red

    Where to buy fresh fruit

    The following orchards grow Fearn's Pippin:

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