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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.More information about Monticello Apples is available.
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Growth Type: 
Deciduous Tree
Hardiness Zones: 
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7
Location at Monticello: 
South Orchard
Planting Conditions: 
Full Sun
Blooming History: 
April 8, 2002 to April 29, 2002April 11, 2003 to April 30, 2003April 8, 2004 to May 1, 2004April 12, 2005 to May 10, 2005April 6, 2006 to April 28, 2006April 6, 2007 to April 30, 2007April 10, 2008 to May 2, 2008April 6, 2009 to May 1, 2009April 2, 2010 to April 23, 2010April 11, 2011 to April 30, 2011March 22, 2012 to April 16, 2012April 17, 2013 to May 7, 2013April 18, 2014 to May 7, 2014April 8, 2016 to May 11, 2016April 13, 2017 to April 26, 2017April 27, 2018 to May 11, 2018


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