Aunt Penelope Winslow AppleLate Summer-Early Fall. Penelope Winslow intro, probably brought from Marshfield, MA, to North Haven, ME, between 1760 and 1770.
Extremely rare all-purpose apple. Medium-sized, roundish, slightly ribbed, and conspicuously red-striped. Recommended for dessert use in October, and in early January still good for sauce: quick, thick, rich, yellow and slightly tart.
I first learned of the apple from Len Alexander of Chelsea, ME, whose family has deep roots on North Haven Island, where one APW tree still remains. Many thanks to Gil Foltz, Len Alexander, Ellen Kennedy, Jay Gould, and others who have helped piece together the apple’s long history. Scionwood is from Len’s tree in Chelsea. Blooms midseason. Z4. Maine Grown. (Semi-dwarf: 2½-5' bare-root trees)
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