Apple 'Newtown Pippin'

Malus x domestica

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Malus (MAY-lus) (Info)
Species: x domestica (doh-MESS-tik-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Newtown Pippin
Additional cultivar information:(aka Albemarle Pippin, Green Winter Pippin, New York Pippin, Virginia Pippin, Yellow Newtown Pippin)
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8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)


10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)


USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

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Propagation Methods:

By grafting

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This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

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This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Berkeley, California

Moriarty, New Mexico

Gardeners' Notes:


On Sep 27, 2007, spidra from Berkeley, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Absolutely my favorite apple cultivar! I like my fruits to be sweet and tart. Most apples are too sweet and insipid for me. But the Newtown Pippin is sublime with a layered flavor with hints of champagne. Green apple flavored candies are trying to taste like this queen of all apples. A good apple for eating, juicing, and cooking. It keeps well.


On Dec 13, 2004, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Also known as: Albemarle Pippin, Green Winter Pippin, New York Pippin.

"A venerable old variety originating in New York in the early 1800's. There are two recognized Newtown Pippins - Green Newtown Pippin and Yellow Newtown Pippin. One is the originator of the other, but as to which came first is unknown. Yellow Newtown Pippin is the most well known and a long-time southern favorite. It is a large apple, yellow in color with hints of pink at the stem end. The yellowish flesh is firm, crisp, and very aromatic. A good storage apple ripening in October and keeping into February or later."