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Merton Pippin

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised at John Innes Horticultural Institute, Merton, England by M.B.Crane. Introduced in 1948 but discarded in Britain in 1959. Fruits have whitish cream flesh with a subacid flavour.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Cox's Orange Pippin x Sturmer Pippin
Flat globose 2
large 2
Ground Colour
Green 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1975 - 311


Accession name
Merton Pippin (LA 71A)
Flowering time  ›››
8th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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