Green Newtown Pippin

Sweet Tart

Green Newtown Pippin is a medium, round, oblate apple, green with occasional russeting around the stem or a pink blush. Its crisp, juicy flesh is pale yellow, and it is aromatic, with a sweet, moderately tart flavor. This is a late season apple that keeps well.

Discovered: Early 1700s, New York

Parentage: Unknown

Harvest: Late Season


Green Newtown Pippin was discovered in Newtown, Long Island, New York, in the early 1700s. It has been described as the first American apple to attract significant attention in Europe. Benjamin Franklin tried to cultivate it in England in the mid- to late-1700s.

Green Newtown Pippin is often confused with Yellow Newtown Pippin. The trees are so much alike, one is probably a sport of the other.