Sturmer Pippin was discovered in the early 19th century in England, and became an important variety in the Victorian England. It is an excellent keeper - an important quality in the era before refrigeration was widespread.
When picked in late fall the flavor is sharp and acidic - ideal for those who like a tart-tasting apple. It mellows and sweetens during storage, to become the perfect winter apple.
The acidic flavor and dense flesh is reminscent of Granny Smith, although it is not thought to be related.
Sorry we have not been able to produce any trees of this variety this season.
We may still be able to propagate it to order for you. Please contact us for more details.
Sturmer Pippin is in flowering group 3. Sturmer Pippin is partially self-fertile, but fruiting will be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby. Since it flowers in the middle of the blossom season it can be pollinated by most other apple trees.
Sturmer Pippin is easy to grow but benefits from a long ripening period.
Discovered at Sturmer, near Haverhill, Suffolk, England. Early 19th century. Thought to be Ribston Pippin crossed with Nonpareil.