Wadhurst Pippin

Wadhurst Pippin apple

History of Wadhurst Pippin

Both Hogg and Bunyard write that the variety was grown early in the nineteenth century at Wadhurst.

It is currently cultivated as part of Brighton Permaculture Trust's National Collection in Stanmer Park, Brighton. You can see a Wadhurst Pippin apple tree (planted 2010) in Home Farm Orchard (map).

Description of fruit

The fruit is large and variable in shape, tall to intermediate, rectangular to truncate or conic. It is strongly ribbed on the eye and on the body of the fruit. The skin is yellow tinged green and flushed brownish-red, streaked crimson. The fruit has a savoury, spicy taste with quite a sharp, hard flesh. The Wadhurst Pippin is a very good cooking apple.

Season of use

The fruit can be picked in early October and stored until February.

Tree habit

The Wadhurst Pippin is a vigorous upright tree.

Flowering and pollination

Flowering day: F10

How to identify a Wadhurst Pippin apple

Apples can be identified by sending them to the National Fruit Collection at Brogdale or by bringing a sample to Apple Day Brighton, where an expert pomologist will be on hand to identify apples. From each tree, bring three or more ripe fruits and a shoot with representative leaves.

Where to buy a Wadhurst Pippin apple tree

Please contact us for details of our supplier for Sussex apple varieties.