Albemarle Pippin Apple

Malus cv 'Albemarle Pippin'


'Albemarle Pippin' was one of Thomas Jefferson's two favorite apples, the other being 'Esopus Spitzenburg.' He planted as many as fifty 'Albemarle Pippin' in the South Orchard at Monticello between 1769 and 1814. The variety originated in Newton, New York, in the eighteenth century, and is sometimes known as 'Newtown Pippen' for that reason. Benjamin Franklin reputedly introduced the variety into England, as an example of a superior American fruit variety, and in the nineteenth century, Queen Victoria fancied the fruit so much as to exempt Virginia-grown apples from an import tax. The fruit ripens in late autumn as the skin turns an olive green color. The flesh is greenish-white, juicy, crisp, and with a fine aroma.
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Growth Type: Deciduous Tree Color(s): White Hardiness Zones: 4 - 7 Location at Monticello: South Orchard Planting Conditions: Full Sun Map it: 38.008907,-78.452061

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Blooming Dates 2002: Apr 8 – Apr 292003: Apr 11 – Apr 302004: Apr 8 – May 12005: Apr 12 – May 102006: Apr 6 – Apr 282007: Apr 6 – Apr 302008: Apr 10 – May 22009: Apr 6 – May 12010: Apr 2 – Apr 232011: Apr 11 – Apr 302012: Mar 22 – Apr 162013: Apr 17 – May 72014: Apr 18 – May 7