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London Pippin

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated in either Essex or Norfolk. It was recorded in 1580. Fruits have crisp, white, acid flesh.

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Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
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Accession No.
1951 - 341


Accession name
London Pippin
Flowering time  ›››
10th May10% flowering
15th MayFull (80%) flowering
24th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1
large 1
Broad globose conical 1
weak-medium 1
strong 1
Ground Colour
Yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
very low 1
Over Colour Pattern
washed out 1
crisp 1
Flesh Colour
White 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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