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Growth Type Deciduous Tree
Hardiness Zones 4-7
Planting Conditions Full Sun
TJ Documented Plant Yes

The Albemarle, or Newtown, 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. More information about Monticello Apples is available.

Typical Blooming Dates: April
Blossom Color(s): White
Fruit Color: Green skin. Greenish-white flesh.
Location at Monticello: South Orchard

 

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