Gilpin is a traditional American backyard apple, valued because in the era before refrigeration became available, it could be readily kept through winter and into spring in natural storage.
Gilpin ripens very late, and the apples hang on the tree into the winter if not picked.
Gilpin is best used for cooking and cider. It is not great for eating fresh, although it sweetens after several months in storage.
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Gilpin flowers late, useful if early spring frosts are a problem in your area. It is generally easy to grow and disease-resistant.
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Gilpin was discovered in the early 1800s in Virginia.