Edmund Jupp apple

Edmund Jupp apple

History of the Edmund Jupp apple

The Edmund Jupp apple was grown in the Horsham area and first recorded as a variety in 1862.

It is currently cultivated as part of Brighton Permaculture Trust's National Collection in Stanmer Park, Brighton. You can see an Edmund Jupp apple tree (planted 2011) in Home Farm Orchard (map).

Description of fruit

The Edmund Jupp apple is a small to medium sized fruit, flat-conical in shape and slightly ribbed at the base of the fruit. It has yellow skin, sometimes tinged orange with variable amounts of russetting. The flesh is creamy white. Robert Hogg (1851) described it as an excellent culinary apple. The flavour is slightly acid with some sweetness. It ripens at the end of September.

Tree habit

It forms a vigorous spreading tree.

Flowering and pollination

Flowering day: F13

How to identify an Edmund Jupp 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 Edmund Jupp apple tree

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