Why you should be excited
The story of Merton Pippin
This apple is the product of yet another English effort to breed new apple varieties using the legendary Cox's Orange Pippin as one of the parents.
On top of the interesting flavour, it's known for excellent keeping ability.
Fascinating? We think so. That's why we sought out this now-obscure variety in hopes of trying it for ourselves.
Merton Pippin Facts
Started from seed in London, England, 1914; introduced in 1948.
Flavour, aroma, texture
This crisp and juicy apple delivers plenty of acidity along with a sweet, fresh taste.
The apple's greenish-yellow background is partly covered with broken stripes of light red.
When they’re available
Late season (usually in mid-October).
Quality for fresh eating
Quality for cooking
Mainly used for fresh eating.
Quality for cider
Not particularly known for use in cider.
Very good (4 or even 5 months when kept refrigerated).