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Honey Pippin apple

Honey Pippin is an interesting Cox-style variety from Suffolk, England, developed in the mid-20th century.  Although visually resembling Cox's Orange Pippin, and with a similar firm texture, the flavour is quite different with little of the aromatic quality associated with Cox's Orange Pippin.

Honey Pippin was named for its 'honeyed' flavour, which is a sought-after rich sweet flavour found most notably in (ripe) Golden Delicious and Grimes Golden.  However this flavour is only present in Honey Pippin after a very good summer; in a poor year the flavour is unremarkable, but still very pleasant.  Regardless of the name, this is basically a good apple with a pleasing flavour.

Honey Pippin identification photos

UK National Fruit Collection
UK National Fruit Collection
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Harvest records for this variety

2011 season

  • 1st week September  2011  - tree owned by Jude in Peasenhall, United Kingdom


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Introduced: 1950s
  • Developed by: J. Brooke, Newmarket / Wickhambrook Nurseries
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1575


  • Picking season: Mid
  • Cropping: Good
  • Keeping (of fruit): 1 week
  • Flavor style (apples): Honeyed
  • Food uses: Eating fresh


  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Ploidy: Triploid


  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999

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