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, Stanmer Park ( 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.
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.