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Cambusnethan Pippin

Culinary / Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in about 1750 either by Paton the gardener at Cambusnethan House, Stirlingshire, Scotland or at the Cambusnethan Monastery. Fruits have fine textured flesh with little juice and a sweet, faintly perfumed flavour.

Cambusneathan, Cambusneathan Pippin, Cambusnethan, Cambusnethan Apfel, Hollow Snout, Scotch Winter Red Streak, Scotch Winter Redstreak, Watch Apple, Winter Red Streak, Winter Red-Streak, Winter Redstreak
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Flat 2
small-medium 2
absent 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Amount)
low 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
very low 2
crisp 2
Flesh Colour
Greenish 2

Accession No.
1921 - 088


Accession name
Cambusnethan Pippin
Flowering time  ›››
10th May10% flowering
15th MayFull (80%) flowering
24th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid September 1

1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register