St. Edmund’s Pippin (also known as Saint Edmund’s Russet) is similar to the more well-known Egremont Russet. Its flavor is richer and its flesh juicier, and it ripens sooner. Unlike most russets, St. Edmund’s Pippin does not keep particularly well.
Discovered: 1875, England
Harvest: Early Season
St. Edmund’s Pippin was discovered in England in 1875. Like most russeted varieties, little is known about its parentage. In general, russeted varieties are considered good choices for the backyard grower, as the trees have good disease resistance and can adapt to a wide range of growing conditions.