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Lord Hindlip apple

Lord Hindlip

An attractive flushed English apple, of unknown parentage, but very much in the tradition of Victorian dessert apples and with a passing resemblance to Ribston Pippin.  The flavour has a hint of the aromatic qualities of the great Victorian dessert apples, but Lord Hindlip's main claim to fame is its excellent keeping qualities.  It benefits from being stored and the flavour is at its best early in the new year - however enthusiasts of this variety report that it is passable even in May, and this was of course a very important attribute in the days before refrigerated storage.

Although primarily a dessert variety, Lord Hindlip is also versatile enough for the kitchen - it keeps its shape when cooked. 

Lord Hindlip apple identification images

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USDA identification images for Lord Hindlip

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.

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    Spring blossom records for this variety

    2013 season

    • May  2013  - tree owned by in Evershot, United States

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    Harvest records for this variety

    2013 season

    • 3rd week October  2013  - tree owned by in Evershot, United States
    • 3rd week October  2013  - tree owned by g in Pinner, United Kingdom

    2011 season

    • 2nd week October  2011  - tree owned by Jude in Peasenhall, United Kingdom


    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
    • Parentage: Unknown
    • Originates from: Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom
    • Introduced: 1896
    • Developed by: Mr Watkins
    • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1957-176


    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
    • Period of origin: 1850 - 1899
    • Fruit colour: Orange flush
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    • Popularity: Rarely grown
    • Annual cycle: Deciduous


    • Picking season: Late
    • Keeping (of fruit): 3 months or more
    • Flavour quality: Very good
    • Flavour style (apples): Aromatic
    • Cooking result: Keeps shape
    • Cropping: Good
    • Food uses: Eating fresh
    • Food uses: Culinary
    • Wildlife: RHS Plants for Pollinators


    • Gardening skill: Beginner
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Pollinating others: Average
    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Vigour: Average vigour
    • Bearing regularity: Regular
    • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
    • 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): Some resistance

    Where to buy fresh fruit

    The following orchards grow Lord Hindlip:

    United Kingdom


    • Apples of England (1948)
      Author: Taylor

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