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Herring's Pippin

Culinary / Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Thought to have been raised by Mr Herring of Lincoln. It was first recorded in 1908. Introduced by Pearson of Nottingham. Fruits have moderately firm, rather coarse-textured juicy flesh with a good aromatic almost aniseed flavour.

Herring's Seedling
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project
Oblong 2
large 2
68.00mm 2
83.00mm 2
medium 2
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Amount)
high-very high 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
streaked 2
crisp 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1921 - 011


Accession name
Herring's Pippin
Flowering time  ›››
9th May10% flowering
15th MayFull (80%) flowering
22nd May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early September 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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