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Orkney apple

An attractive old apple, probably from Scotland

Orkney identification photos

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Visitor reviews

  • 16 Jul 2012  Colin,  ORKNEY, United Kingdom
    would like seeds from this tree to propogate could the lady in sussex please get intouch nicola johns
  • 09 Oct 2009  Susie,  STAFFORDSHIRE, United Kingdom
    They have got Orkney apple trees for sale on Keepers Nursery website. Unfortunately I just ordered other trees from somewhere else so won't get one of these at the moment.
  • 11 Jan 2009  Jock Nicol,  ABERDEENSHIRE, United Kingdom
    I would be very keen to get a cutting of the Orkney Apple
  • 12 Sep 2007  Nicola Johns,  EAST SUSSEX, United Kingdom
    I have a very old apple tree that I inherited when I moved into my home (c17th Centrury) I have been trying to identify the type of apple tree it is. The picture you have of the Orkney Apple is the closest (almost identical) to the apples I have just harvested (early Sept). We get a bountiful crop every year, they are very sweet, some are even pink tinged once peeled. They required extented cooking to puree but are the loveliest apples I have ever crunched. Do you think by my comments that this could be an Orkney Apple tree.

Tree register

United Kingdom


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Unknown
  • Originates from: Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Introduced: ???
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1173


  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Diploid

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