TJ Apple of the Month: the Mighty Albemarle Pippin!

September 4, 2008

Jefferson was a fierce pomologist, and a prolific grower of fruit, veggies, and herbs. The South Orchard at Monticello grew over 18 types of apples alone. Though he experimented with many varieties, TJ loved him some Albemarle Pippin!

Also called the Newtowne Pippin, the mighty A.P. was also loved and grown by George Washington. Its light green in color, crisp and delicious. It also keeps really well. Today it is overshadowed by the overhyped Granny Smith, though the A.P. is still used commercially for cider.

For more info go here and here.

For a delicious photo go here.