What's a pippin? It looks like you will be enjoying some interesting recipes!
A Newton Pippin Apple, used to be more available, but can only find in the fall now... I find them more flavorful than granny smiths.
Some of my pomegranates split open, too. Others didn't. I don't know why, do you? I love backyard harvests.
Don't know why some split, but heard that is one way to know they are ripe.....
I welcome your comments!