USDA Zone: 4
Fruit Storage: Excellent
Backyard Spacing: 12-15 ft.
Uses: Fresh eating, cooking, cider making One of the greatest American russets, with aromatic, sugary, fine grainy flesh.
Originated in the 1700’s and spread across the colonies & subsequent states. Prized for eating, cooking, fermented cidermaking, long-keeping, & also for export back to the Old World.
The fruits of this cultivar are yellow gold with an occasional orange flush and lot of russeting. Its flesh is fine texture, juicy and crisp, on the sweeter side. It harvest at late season and it keeps very good in storage. Keep shape in cooking.
Aromatic, sugary, grainy, a colonial American apple variety so good it was exported profitably back to England from the new States! Still seen on old, old farmstead trees.