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Malus domestica ‘Lincolnshire Holland Pippin’

Fruit; above medium size, roundish. Skin; yellow, streaked with red and bright crimson next the sun. A beautiful apple, for culinary use. The tree is very ornamental when in flower, owing to its large, brightly coloured blossoms. [Proc. RHS 1862-1865].



Horticultural & Botanical History

‘A very pretty, but very useless apple, fit only for kitchen use, and then only of second-rate quality; it is in season from November to February.’ [Hogg p.127/1851].

‘Striped Holland Pippin’ is figured in Pomona Brittanica [PB pl.90/1812]. ‘Striped Holland Pippin’ is the apple at top left.



History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [Apple no.40/1850]. ‘Holland’ was incorrectly spelled ‘Bollond’ in the 1850 catalogue.




Published Apr 16, 2010 - 01:18 PM | Last updated Jul 25, 2011 - 03:32 PM

6 varieties of apple are depicted, all with yellow skins more or less streaked with red. Pomona Brittanica pl.90, 1812.

Apple ‘Striped Holland Pippin’ - this apple is at top left | PB pl.90/1812 


Family Rosaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, unknown

  • Striped Holland Pippin


Common Name

Apple, Culinary apple

Name in the Camden Park Record

Lincolnshire Holland Pippin 



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