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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.

Galloway Pippin identification photos

UK National Fruit Collection
UK National Fruit Collection
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Visitor reviews

  • 07 Jan 2018  Marie,  KNIVSTA, Sweden
    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  Svante Bergstrom,  VäSTERGöTLAND, Sweden
    Excellent for cooking!

Tree register

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Harvest records for this variety

2014 season

  • 3rd week September  2014  - tree owned by Shaun in Wigtown, United Kingdom


  • 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

Where to buy fresh fruit

No orchards have registered as growing this variety. If you grow this and want to register please go to our Orchard Registration form.


  • Apples of England (1948)
    Author: Taylor

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