This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V24", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
The Orange Co. (N. Y.) Farmer says: "The Gardener's Monthly notes that considerable quantities of the Newtown Pippin apple are yet received in England from this country, and observes that 'Probably the once famous spot on the Hudson River where it found itself at home, still keeps up a good supply for England.' We assure the Monthly that such is not the fact. The long ago famous Pell orchards have fallen into decay, the scattering trees of Newtown Pippin still standing are moss grown, and the fruit is so marred with black patches as to be practically worthless. Yet there are occasional trees and some young orchards of the variety in southern Ulster that are doing well. The town of Esopus, in which the once famous Pell orchard is located, is no better than a great many places in Ulster County and Orange for the successful cultivation of the Newtown Pippin. The tree does not require any peculiarity of soil, but Mr. R. L. Pell, with abundance of leisure and means, had his orchards well cared for by directing his laborers when, what and how to do. And he made money by the operation, as any other orchardist can. The variety has not 'run out.' but with the proper ordinary attention due to all fruit trees, the Newtown Pippin can be grown in as great perfection as ever.
It is a very profitable variety to plant, and should be largely planted".