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New Brunswicker
New Brunswicker Apple Late Summer. Thought to be a Duchess seedling. Francis Peabody Sharp intro, Upper Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada, about 1855.

An excellent all-purpose extremely hardy variety for pies, sauce and everything else. Highly recommended for the northern grower. This is among the best.

Medium-sized roundish fruit, red blushed and striped with a lot of light yellow ground color showing through. Sometimes confused with Duchess, but in John’s orchard New Brunswicker ripens a week later.

Selected by the great plant breeder and nurseryman Francis Peabody Sharp (1823-1903) who operated the largest orchards and the largest nurseries in North America less than ten miles across the border from Houlton, Maine. Sharp was largely responsible for apple growing in Aroostook County. Employing between 20 and 50 grafters each spring, he was setting out as many as 300,000 trees a year, many of them destined for northern Maine. He maintained a huge trial orchard of seedlings of thousands of crosses in search of hardy varieties of plums and apples.

Scionwood for our trees originally came from Eugene Jackins of Houlton. Not susceptible to scab. Blooms early season. Z3-6. Maine Grown. (3-6' bare-root trees)

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