Skip to main content.

Copyright Information

You may use and re-use the information featured on this website (not including logos) free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence.

Bow Hill Pippin

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by A.S.White, Bow Hill, Maidstone, Kent and introduced in about 1893 by G. Bunyard Ltd., Maidstone. Received an Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1893. Fruits have firm, rather coarse-textured, juicy flesh with a sweet, aromatic flavour.

Bow Hill, Bow-Hill Pippin, Bowhill Pippin, Pepin Bau Khill, Pepin Bow Hill
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Flat globose 2
medium 2
50.00mm 2
60.00mm 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Amount)
low 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
very low 2
crisp 2
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 2

Accession No.
1957 - 212


Accession name
Bow Hill Pippin
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
11th MayFull (80%) flowering
19th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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