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Yellow Ingestrie apple

Yellow Ingestrie is an old English apple variety, quite well-known for its distinctive yellow coloration.  The yellow becomes more pronounced as the fruit is left to mature.  The flavour is pleasantly aromatic.

The Victorian pomologist Hogg records that Yellow Ingestrie was the result of a cross between Orange Pippin and Golden Pippin, made in about 1800, by a Mr Knight of Herefordshire.  As a result it is often mistakenly thought to be related to Cox's Orange Pippin but "Orange Pippin" is an older apple with a similar name.

Yellow Ingestrie identification photos

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Visitor reviews

  • 18 Oct 2007  Charles,  CRAWLEY, United Kingdom
    There is a tree nearby to us and I believe it be this variety; the apples are quite nice yes far better than almost anything you get in supermarkets

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  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Orange Pippin x Golden Pippin
  • Originates from: Wormsley Grange, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 1800
  • Developed by: Thomas Andrew Knight
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1140
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 2000-102


  • Fruit colour: Yellow / Gold
  • Bultitude apple group: 5. Yellow, smooth, sweet or acidic


  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Flavour quality: Very good
  • Flavour style: Aromatic
  • Harvest period: Early-Mid season
  • Use / keeping: 2-3 weeks


  • Cropping: Good
  • Flowering period: Mid season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Weak growing
  • General disease resistance: Average


  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
  • Climate suitability: Tolerates cold winters

Parents and other ancestors of this variety

Where to buy trees

The following tree nurseries offer Yellow Ingestrie apple trees for sale:

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Where to buy fresh fruit

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