Newtown Pippin

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A Newtown Pippin Apple ready to be picked at McDougal Orchards

About the Newtown Pippin apple

Newtown Pippin is one of the oldest American apple varieties. Well-known in the 18th century, it was probably raised as a seedling by early settlers on Long Island. To get a sense of how unusually old it is, it was introduced from the USA to England in the mid 1750s – making it an old variety even by English standards. Newtown Pippin was popularized by such well-known figures such as Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, and was very much an apple of its time. Newtown Pippin is best regarded as a “winter” apple, it is hard and unappetizing if eaten straight from the tree, instead it should be stored for 1-2 months to fully develop its flavor. Newtown Pippin is a notably versatile apple; excellent for eating fresh, cooking, and for juicing and hard cider. We only have a few trees of this variety and they bear every other year.

McDougal Orchards grows Newtown Pippin apples. Located only 45 minutes from Portland, ME and 1.5 hours from Boston, MA, McDougal Orchards is easy to get to. Come enjoy picking your own fruit during the typical harvest season of Mid October, enjoy Apple Cider Donuts at Capt. Jack's Donut Shack on the weekends and browse our farm store with lots of goodies.

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