History of the Eastbourne Pippin apple
The Eastbourne Pippin was grown by E.A. Lindley from Eastbourne 1930 and believed to have been grown from the pip of a Newton Pippin.
It is currently cultivated as part of Brighton Permaculture Trust’s National Collection in Stanmer Park, Brighton. You can see an Eastbourne Pippin apple tree (planted 2011) in Home Farm Orchard, Stanmer Park ( map).
Description of fruit
The Eastbourne Pippin apple is large, rectangular in shape and slightly ribbed at the eye. The skin is golden yellow with a sweet, firm, creamy flesh that becomes soft and crumbly by October.
Season of use
Fruit can be picked late August and stored until September or October.
The Eastbourne Pippin tree is moderately vigorous and can be heavy cropping.
Flowering and pollination
Flowering day: F7
How to identify an Eastbourne 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 an Eastbourne Pippin apple tree
Please contact us for details of our supplier for Sussex apple varieties.