Green Newtown Pippin

Sweet & Tart
Discovered Early 1700s Newtown, New York
Parentage Unknown
Harvest Late Season
DESCRIPTION

Green Newtown Pippin is a medium, round, oblate apple, green with occasional russeting around the stem or a pink blush. Its crisp, juicy flesh is pale yellow, and it is aromatic, with a sweet, moderately tart flavor. This is a late season apple that keeps well.

HISTORY

Green Newtown Pippin was discovered in Newtown, Long Island, New York, in the early 1700s. It has been described as the first American apple to attract significant attention in Europe. Benjamin Franklin tried to cultivate it in England in the mid- to late-1700s. Green Newtown Pippin is often confused with Yellow Newtown Pippin. The trees are so much alike, one is probably a sport of the other.