The Ribston Pippin

The Ribston Pippin

Mrs G Dent has kindly furnished me with the following particulars. She says that Miss Clough, who was a great granddaughter of Sir Henry Goodricke, and who spent much of her youth at Ribston, wrote the following interesting account of the introduction of the Pippin at Ribston. “Sir Henry, father of Sir John, being at Rouen in Normandy he preserved the pippins of some fine flavoured apples, and sent them to Ribston, they were sown and the produce in due time planted in the park. Out of the trees which were planted five proved decided...........all dead, the other two proved good apples, they are.........yet, they were never grafted...” The manuscript, which is on a small scrap of paper in Miss Clough’s handwriting, is here after defaced and illegible. The picture taken by Michael B Goodrick 1978.