Allington Pippin

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Allington Pippin is an old English apple variety. It was introduced at the end of the nineteenth century, by Thomas Laxton, a plant breeder in Lincolnshire, as a result of a cross breeding of Cox’s Orange Pippin and King of the Pippins varieties.
Originally known as South Lincoln Beauty, is was given a new name in 1894 by George Bunyard after his own nursery, located in the city of Allington in Kent near Maidstone, but it actually also recalls the Allington village in Lincolnshire.

It is a medium sized, conical apple that ripens in October. Its color is pale yellow and its skin has brownish pink flush with stripes. It is a very juicy apple with a strong and unique bittersweet pineapple flavor, which is why it is used for many purposes. It can be eaten fresh but it is also good for cider and juice making. In addition, it is also appreciated cooked cakes and tarts because it keeps well its shape. The variety is not very diffused and can today only be found in nurseries and private orchards.

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Nominated by:Annalisa Vercelli