The Newtown Pippin Apple (also known as the Albemarle Pippin) is the most famous colonial American apple. It was cultivated by both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson and is still grown today for its superior flavor. The Newtown Pippin is typically light green, sometimes with a yellow tinge. It is often russeted around the stem. The flesh is yellow and crisp. The flavor is delicious, somewhat tart. It is one of the best keeping apples. Originally grown as a dessert apple, it is now commercially used primarily for cider. Harvest in October. Requires 700 chill hours and grows well in Zones 5-8.
Grows in zones: 5 - 8.