From the founding of Jamestown to the time of Washington and Jefferson, every plantation owner made cider, drank cider, and bragged about his cider.
SAINT EDMUND'S PIPPIN has the synonyms Saint Edmunds and Saint Edmund's Russet, and in England, is known as Early Golden Russet. It was first discovered in the orchard of a Mr. Harvey about 1870, at Bury, St. Edmunds, England. Small in size, flattish, and conical in shape, with a closed eye, and a long stem in a deep cavity, the skin is covered entirely with a smooth pure golden or fawn-colored russet over an orange coloration. The creamy-white flesh is crisp and fine-textured with a sweet, subacid flavor. As a dessert apple, it is very juicy and aromatic. It is an annual bearer that will sometimes overbear and produce small fruit unless thinned. Often it is used for cider making. It will easily bruise and does not store well. It ripens in September.
- Early Fall - September