Yellow Newtown Pippin
YELLOW NEWTOWN PIPPIN
1759, seedling discovered in Newtown, Long Island.
Original tree died from too many scions being cut.
Benjamin Franklin's favorite apple.
In 1759 he had two barrels of pippins sent to him in London.
After tasting them, Queen Victoria lifted the tax on imported apples.
Grown by Thomas Jefferson at Monticello, in Albemarle Coounty, Virginia.
Also called Albemarle Pippin.
Good fresh, thick sauce, full-bodied pies, clear cider.
Becomes richer in storage, up to 5 months.