Sturmer Pippin

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'Sturmer Pippin'
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Hybrid parentage'Ribston Pippin' x 'Nonpareil'
Cultivar'Sturmer Pippin'
OriginSturmer, Suffolk, England, before 1831[1]

The 'Sturmer Pippin' is a dessert apple cultivar, believed to be a 'Ribston Pippin' and 'Nonpareil' cross.

'Sturmer Pippin' is recorded as being presented to the Horticultural Society (later Royal Horticultural Society) by Ezekiel Dillistone in 1827.[2] The apple takes its name from the village of Sturmer, Essex.


This apple is medium-sized, and has a bright green skin becoming greenish to yellow and flushed red. A good picking time is mid-November to late November . One of the best English keeping apples, 'Sturmer Pippin' became widely grown and exported from Tasmania and New Zealand from the 1890s.[3]


  1. ^ National Fruit Collection page
  2. ^ Sanders, R. (2010), The Apple Book, ISBN 978-0-7112-3141-2
  3. ^ Morgan, J. & Richards, A. (Illus. Dowle, E.) (2002), The New Book of Apples, ISBN 978-0-09-188398-0

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