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Kavanagh
Kavanagh
Kavanagh Apple Fall. Unknown parentage. James Kavanagh intro, Damariscotta Mills, ME, 1790.

This unforgettable large apple is sometimes called Cathead because of its distinctive shape: a large stem end tapering to a small blossom end, typical of some Irish varieties. About half russet and half deep rich lime green. Slightly yellow flesh is mild, moderately crisp, moderately tart and subtle.

Good fall and early winter eating, excellent for cooking and drying. Even frying. Foams up quickly into a wonderful creamy sauce, no need to remove the skins.

Popular ages ago along the Maine coastal peninsulas, anywhere a schooner could land. Featured in 2014 in an extensive Maine Sunday Telegram article. Finally making its comeback! Blooms late. Z4-6. Maine Grown. (3-6' trees)

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Additional Information

Apples

All apple trees require a second variety for pollination, but any apple or crabapple blooming at the same time, within a quarter mile, will probably do.

Planting distance depends on the rootstock:
Plant standard trees (A) 25-30' apart.
Plant Bud 118 (B) rootstocks 20-25' apart.
Plant M111 (C) rootstocks 15-20' apart.
Plant Bud 9 (D) rootstocks 5-10' apart.

Each apple variety has a climate range where it will thrive and produce its best fruit. At the end of each apple description we list a range of zones. For example, Z3-4 signifies that this apple will reach perfection in Zones 3 and 4 and that we don’t recommend it farther south even though it would be plenty hardy. Z4-6 means that this apple will reach perfection in Zones 4, 5 or 6. Although we have received reports from southern areas that some of our rarest Maine apples are thriving, we suggest you use this guide to select apples most appropriate to your area.

Varieties bearing annually are noted; others normally bear every other year. With diligent annual pruning and thinning, most apples will produce an annual crop, one heavy, the next light.

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