Sturmer Pippin
 

Sturmer Pippin

Fruit of the Month - March 2018

A delicious crisp apple.

First Reported 1827
LocationHaverhill - Suffolk
UseDessert
AppearanceGreen-Yellow-Red
CropsNovember
Use byApril

Sturmer Pippin was raised by a nurseryman named Dillistone at Sturmer, a village near Haverhill in Suffolk. It was presented to the Horticultural Society in 1827 who judged it to be a first-class late dessert apple. It is reported that the Sturmer Pippin was produced by impregnating Ribston Pippin with the pollen of Nonpareil.

It has a very attractive appearance. A medium-sized apple, round/conical in shape; it has a bright shiny green skin which turns to yellowy green as it matures. It is covered with brown russet and will present with a small dull red patch on the side next to the sun. Its flesh is firm, juicy and finely textured. Its taste is crisp, aromatic and slightly acidic.

Sturmer Pippin is a very late apple which is picked in November and will last round to April. The hotter the summer, the tastier this apple will be!

External Sites with Further Information

Orange Pippin     National Fruit Collection

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