The Albemarle Pippin is an heirloom variety from Long Island, New York, said to have originated around 1666 and one of two favorite varieities of Thomas Jefferson in his orchards at Monticello. It is greenish in color, has firm flesh and ripens in late fall. The Albemarle Pippin was grown extensively by other notable Virginia agriculturalists in the 1700s such as George Washington and John Hartwell Cocke.
Albemarle County in Virginia gave the Albemarle Pippin its name in the 1700s. These apples were direct descendants of the Newtown Pippens and the trees grew very well in the rich soil of the Virginia foothills. They are juicy and crisp and have been called the best dessert apples America ever grew. They were so tasty that when an American dignitary gave some as a present to England’s Queen Victoria in 1838, the English began to import them in great numbers. (from http://www.ehow.com/about_4618300_what-pippin.html )