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Galloway Pippin apple trees

Malus domestica
Galloway Pippin is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Awards: RHS 1st class 1871
A traditional Scottish cooking apple which keeps its shape when cooked.
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Pot-grown

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

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Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

Galloway Pippin is a popular dual-purpose apple from south-west Scotland, ripening mid/late season. The Victorian pomologist Robert Hogg rated it as a "first-rate kitchen apple".

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

Galloway Pippin is noted for its attractive blossom.

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 awarded a 1st class certificate, but is probably much older.

Galloway Pippin characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersPoor
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates

Using

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
  • Food usesEating freshCulinaryTraditional cookerDual purpose

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Identification

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