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 Apple 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, the Newtown Pippin Apple is now commercially used primarily for cider. Harvest in October. Requires 700 chill hours and grows well in Zones 5-8.
Note: The greater the tree caliper, then the heavier the branch development. This relates to the maturity of the tree and how soon fruit production will begin. (A tall skinny tree is not desirable to a short stockier fruit tree.)