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Galloway Pippin apple

Galloway Pippin

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 apple identification images

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USDA identification images for Galloway 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

    • 07 Jan 2018  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  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 - Apple
    • Originates from: Wigtown, Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom
    • Introduced: Early 19th century
    • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1947-298


    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
    • Period of origin: 1800 - 1849
    • Fruit colour: Green - light
    • Annual cycle: Deciduous
    • Fruit size: Large
    • Awards: RHS 1st class
    • Fruit shape: Flat-round


    • Picking season: Late
    • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
    • Flavour quality: Good
    • Flavour style (apples): Sharper
    • Cooking result: Keeps shape
    • Juice style: Sharper
    • Cropping: Good
    • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening
    • Food uses: Eating fresh
    • Food uses: Culinary
    • Food uses: Traditional cooker
    • Food uses: Dual purpose
    • Picking month: September
    • Picking period: late September
    • Wildlife: RHS Plants for Pollinators


    • Gardening skill: Beginner
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Pollinating others: Poor
    • Ploidy: Triploid
    • Vigour: Average vigour
    • Bearing regularity: Regular
    • Attractive features: Attractive flowers
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile


    • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
    • Climate suitability: Mild damp climates
    • Cold-hardiness: Cold-hardy
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cold (< 20C / 67F)

    Other qualities

    • Disease resistance: Good

    Where to buy trees

    The following tree nurseries offer Galloway Pippin apple trees for sale:

    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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