New Rock Pippin (Malus domestica New Rock Pippin) belongs to the Nonpareil family, and is valuable as a late winter apple.
It is a dessert apple of first-rate quality which was raised by William Pleasance, a nurseryman in the Barnwell area of Cambridge. It was first reported to the London
Horticultural Society in 1821.
The fruit is
of medium size, round, even, and sometimes obscurely ribbed. The eye is closed, set in a round and plaited basin. The stamens are marginal, tube, deep, conical. The
stalk is short, inserted in a deep, round cavity. The skin is dull green, on the shaded side, and brownish red where exposed to the sun, very much covered with brown
It is usually picked in mid October for use between January and March/May. The flesh is yellow, firm, sweet, rich, and perfumed with the flavour of anise
coupled with excellent keeping qualities. It is best for cooking and baking.