Lemon Pippin

A distinctive, dual-use apple..

First Reportedbefore 1744
Use byMarch

Controversy surrounds the origins of this dessert variety. It is believed to be an English apple but it is stated by some that it was introduced from Normandy. It was first mentioned by Ellis, an agricultural writer, in 1744 but it may have been known earlier than that time.

It is aptly named as it is lemon in colour and has a slight lemony flavour. Its coarse, dry, yellow flesh is quite sweet. It was sold at markets in London, Kent and Normandy during the 18th and 19th centuries.

It can be used for eating, tarts, jelly and can also be dried. It is picked in early October and its season of use is October to December/March.

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