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Pomme d’Or
Pomme d’Or
Pomme d’Or Apple Late Summer. Unknown parentage, probably originating in Québec before 1870.

Extremely hardy large light-yellow midsummer cooking and dessert apple reminiscent of Yellow Transparent. The fruit is oblong or even rectangular in shape.

Occasionally the large hollow core will be partially filled with a sweet nectar you can actually sip after cutting the fruit in half. As the fruit ripens the faint yellow deepens to a rich gold, hence the name Pomme d’Or (Golden Apple). Eat it fresh and use it in summer pies. Makes a light golden-yellow mild-flavored chunky sauce.

Fruit-explorer Gloria Seigars introduced it to me near St. Agatha, ME, in the fall of 1998. Many thanks to Gloria, her cousin Phil Roy, and to Edwich Michaud for their generosity in taking us to their family orchard overlooking Long Lake and letting us cut scionwood. Edwich believes their grandfather brought the apple to Maine from Canada in 1870.

Uniquely shaped, beautiful and rare. Hardy enough for all northern districts. Long mid-late bloom season. Z3-5. 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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