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Hamid's Red Pippin apple

Malus domestica
Hamid's Red Pippin

Red Pippin is an attractive red apple raised from an open-pollinated Rajka seed by Karim Habibi of Keepers Nursery in East Farleigh, Kent, England. It was part of the Nursery's small-scale apple breeding programme, started in 2015.

The apple is named after Hamid Habibi (Karim’s father) who ran Keepers Nursery from 1993 until his death in 2019.

The apples have a well-balanced fruity sweet-sharp flavor, with a hint of pear-drop. The flesh is cream-colored, and has a light crisp texture.

The apples are a small to medium size, invariably with a clean skin finish, and occasionally some russet.

The tree is healthy and the apples seem untroubled by disease.

Sample apples of this variety are occasionally available to visitors at Keepers Nursery open days.


Hamid's Red Pippin apple identification images

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  • Hamid's Red Pippin
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USDA identification images for Hamid's Red 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.

    Parents and other ancestors of this variety

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    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
    • Introduced: 2021
    • Developed by: Karim Habibi


    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
    • Period of origin: 2000
    • Fruit colour: Orange flush
    • Fruit colour: Red - dark
    • Flower colour: Pink - light
    • Leaf colour: Green
    • Annual cycle: Deciduous
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Green
    • Flowering duration: Average (2-3 weeks)
    • Flesh colour: Cream
    • Fruit size: Average
    • Fruit shape: Round


    • Picking season: Late
    • Keeping (of fruit): 2-3 weeks
    • Flavour quality: Very good
    • Flavour style (apples): Sweet/Sharp
    • Cropping: Good
    • Food uses: Eating fresh
    • Picking month: October
    • Picking period: late September
    • Picking period: early October
    • Flavour style (apples): Pear drop


    • Gardening skill: Average
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Pollinating others: Average
    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Vigour: Average vigour
    • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Soil type: Normal


    • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
    • Cold-hardiness: Cold-hardy

    Other qualities

    • Disease resistance: Average

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