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Blossom of Apple 'Allington Pippin', late April. An English dual-purpose culinary-dessert apple which can be used initially as for baking (it keeps its shape when cooked) but after a few months in store the flavour mellows to an intense fruit drop or pineapple flavour. Bred by Thomas Laxton in the late 19th century when he was based in Stamford, Lincolnshire. In 1894, the variety was acquired by George Bunyard of Maidstone, Kent, who changed its name from the 'South Lincoln Pippin' to the 'Allington Pippin' after his Allington Nurseries.