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Galloway Pippin apple trees

Malus domestica

Galloway Pippin is a well-regarded dual-purpose apple from south-west Scotland, ripening mid/late season.

When picked Galloway Pippin is best treated as a cooking apple, and slices kee their shape when cooked. The apples keep fairly well, but lose their sharpness - and then become more suitable as brisk eaters.

Galloway Pippin is noted for its attractive blossom.

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Galloway Pippin apple trees for sale

Pot-grown

All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG12-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree MM106 rootstock £39.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £19.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

How to grow

Galloway Pippin is a hardy tree, particularly suitable for areas with mild damp climates (in which fungal infections often thrive).

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Galloway Pippin is an old Scottish variety from Wigtown in Galloway. It was first recognised by the RHS in 1871, when it was awared a 1st class certificate, but is probably much older.

Galloway Pippin characteristics

Using

  • Picking monthSeptember
  • CroppingGood
  • Picking seasonLate
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Flavour qualityGood
  • WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
  • Flavour style (apples)Sharper
  • Food usesEating freshCulinaryTraditional cookerDual purpose
  • Cooking resultKeeps shape
  • Juice styleSharper

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersPoor
  • PloidyTriploid
  • VigourAverage vigour
  • Bearing regularityRegular

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Climate

  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates
  • Cold-hardinessCold-hardy
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Cold (< 20C / 67F)

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1800 - 1849
  • Fruit colourGreen - light
  • Fruit sizeLarge
  • AwardsRHS 1st class