Late Summer. Unknown parentage. Probably Russia, before 1800.
Big beautiful ribbed lumpy blocky Duchess-type all-purpose summer apple of excellent quality. Typical Duchess red stripes, except the overall color has a distinctly lavender-pink hue and the flesh is red stained.
We first discovered two old grafted trees in Bridgewater, Maine, in September 2015. While some sources consider Charlamoff to be a synonym of Duchess, others consider them to be distinct varieties. This apple closely resembles the Charlamoff from the 1907 USDA watercolor.
Extremely hardy, worthy of trial in the coldest apple-growing districts. Scionwood provided by Pauline and Steve Hayer of Cat Nap Farm in Bridgewater. Uncertain bloom time. Z3-6. Maine Grown. (3-6' bare-root trees)