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Apples: Malus domestica 'Yellow Newtown Pippin'

Botanical name: Malus domestica 'Yellow Newtown Pippin'

Common name: apple

also known as (semi-dwarf apple)

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Sprite
created by:
chief cultivator

Mercer island, Wa

at a glance

Soil: damp, acidic, sand
Sun:
  
Zones: 5a thru 8b
Care:
easy
Lifespan:
deciduous
Category:   
Attributes:

bee attracting, edible

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description for "Apples: Malus domestica 'Yellow Newtown Pippin'"

'Yellow Newtown Pippin' was bred by the early colonists to satisfy British quality standards and to keep well during the long ocean voyage. This variety will keep in cold storage until May. Trees are vigorous and early bearing. Dessert quality fruits are large and golden. Excellent cooker. Cider is flavorful, rich, sweet. Yields an average of 5 bushels with some variation depending on the season. Will reach a height of 10-12 feet at maturity. Plant trees 15-20 feet apart. Needs well drained soil. Full sun is best, but must have at least a half day of sun. Good for an espalier. Two varieties are needed for pollination. 'Cortland', 'McIntosh' and 'Yellow Delicious' are particularly effective pollinators. -- edited by dtd pbcouchman

History:

'Yellow Newtown Pippin' was introduced before 1778 when Thomas Jefferson planted grafts of this variety at Monticello.

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