Fall. Esopus Spitzenburg x Newtown Pippin. Albert Etter intro, Humboldt County, CA, 1944.
One of the most intensely flavorful apples we list. Small roundish bright red fruit is crisp, juicy, tart, tangy and spicy. Extremely high in both sugar and acid. Sugar level of the juice is around 25%.
Highly recommended for dessert. Keeps until January. Becoming one of the most sought-after American cider apples, both for blending and as a single varietal. In September the tree looks like a mass of cherries.
Bred and introduced by the generally unknown Albert Etter, one of America’s most innovative and important fruit breeders of the 20th century.
Wickson bears young, heavily and annually. Blooms midseason. Z4-8. Maine Grown. (Standard: 3-6' bare-root trees; semi-dwarf: 2½-5' bare-root trees)