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Wyken Pippin

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Said to have been raised by Lord Craven from seed of a continental apple and planted at Wyken near Coventry. It is also said to have been brought to the UK from Holland in the early 1700s. Fruits have creamy white, moderately firm, fine-textured, juicy flesh with a sweet and good aromatic flavour.

Synonyms:
Airley, Alford Prize, Arley, Arley Apple, Gerkin Pippin, German Nonpareil, Girkin Pippin, Pepin de Warwickshire, Pepin du Warwick, Pepping aus Warwickshire, Pepping von Wyken, Pheasant's Eye, Pippin du Warwick, Warwick Pippin, Warwickshire Pippin, White Moloscha
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Tredomen)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Donnington)
Mother to:
Laxton's Superb
Father to:
Laxton's Pearmain
Shape
Flat 2
Size
medium 2
Height
42.00mm 2
Width
60.00mm 2
Ribbing
very weak 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Brown 2
Russet
very low 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Coarseness
fine 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
2000 - 101

  

Accession name
Wyken Pippin
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
20th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1

Accession No.
2002 - 055

  

Accession name
Whiting Pippin

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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