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Golden Pippin apple

Golden Pippin
Yellow colored with a sharp, intense fruity flavor.

Also known as

  • Reinette d'Angleterre Ancienne
  • Reinette d'Angleterre d'Automne

Golden Pippin apple identification images

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USDA identification images for Golden Pippin

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

  • USDA watercolor image of Malus domestica: Golden Pippin
  • USDA watercolor image of Malus domestica: Golden Pippin

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

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  • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
  • Originates from: Sussex, England, United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 1629
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1946-024


  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1600 - 1649
  • Fruit colour: Green / Yellow
  • Flower colour: Pink - light
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Rarely grown
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous


  • Picking season: Late
  • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
  • Flavour quality: Very good
  • Flavour style (apples): Sweet/Sharp
  • Cooking result: Keeps shape
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Food uses: Eating fresh
  • Food uses: Culinary
  • Food uses: Juice
  • Food uses: Hard cider
  • Picking period: early October
  • Wildlife: RHS Plants for Pollinators


  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Pollinating others: Average
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Average vigour
  • Bearing regularity: Regular
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
  • Organic culture: Suitable
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile


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

Other qualities

  • Disease resistance: Good
  • Scab (Apple and Pear): Very resistant

Where to buy trees

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Where to buy fresh fruit

The following orchards grow Golden Pippin:

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  • Apples of England (1948)
    Author: Taylor

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