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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 photos

UK National Fruit Collection
UK National Fruit Collection
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  • Fearn's Pippin, 2nd summer
    Copyright: Mike Le Boulluec

Visitor reviews

  • 05 Aug 2015  Rodney,  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!.

Tree register

United States

United Kingdom

Spring blossom records for this variety

2016 season

  • 23rd April  2016  - tree owned by Mike in Glen Rock, United States

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
  • Originates from: Fulham, London, England, United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 1780
  • Developed by: Mr Bagley
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1551
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1945-186
  • We are grateful to Brogdale Farm - home of the UK National Fruit Collection - for providing samples of this variety.


  • Fruit colour: Red


  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Uses: Cooking
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour style: Sweet/Sharp
  • Harvest period: Late season
  • Use / keeping: 1-2 months


  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Diploid


  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates

Where to buy fresh fruit

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