Aroostook Sunset Apple


Aroostook Sunset Apple

Winter. Unknown parentage. Silas S Stiles intro, Mapleton, Maine, before 1870. Also called Aroostook. Small roundish-conic light golden russet fruit has fine-grained sweet flesh.

Resembles the famous variety Pomme Grise. Unlike Pomme Grise, Aroostook Sunset keeps until late spring or even into July. Said to be a seedling of “Greening,” most likely referring to Rhode Island Greening but possibly any number of other large green apples.

Rediscovered in Mapleton, Maine, with the help of Leslie Gardiner and Gary Kazsas. It would be highly unlikely to find old trees outside of northwestern Maine, up near Ashland and Presque Isle. Now on trial in our central Maine orchard. Vigorous and productive tree. Z3. Maine Grown. (Standard: 3-6' bare-root trees)

104 Aroostook Sunset
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All apple trees require a second variety for pollination.

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