St. Edmund’s Pippin

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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

Parentage: unknown

Harvest: Early Season


St. Edmund’s Pippin was discovered in England in 1875. Like most russeted varieties, little is known about its ┬áparentage. 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.

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