Sturmer Pippin apple

/STUR-muh PI-pin/
[English] plural Sturmer Pippin apples

A very good cooking apple with thin, firm, tart flesh and rich aroma. It is also an excellent dessert apple, with smooth, shiny green skin, sometimes flushed with a dull, reddish-brown. It was discovered in the garden of Mr Dillistone at Rectory House in Sturmer, near Haverhill in Suffolk some time around 1800 and is thought to be a cross between Ribston Pippin and Nonpareil. This late-season variety is harvested from late October in South-East England and is at is best from January to February.