Albermarle Pippin apple

/AHL-buh-mahl PI-pin/

A name for Newtown Pippin, an all-purpose apple with yellow to greenish-yellow skin and slightly tart, pineapple-flavoured flesh which may sometimes be mealy. It was found on Long Island in the 1700s having arisen on the estate of Gershom Moore in Newtown and arrived in England some time after a parcel was sent to Benjamin Franklin in London in 1759. It needs greater warmth than England affords. This late-season variety is harvested from mid- to late October in South-East England and is at is best from December to January.

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