Aunt Penelope Winslow Apple


Aunt Penelope Winslow Apple

Late Summer-Early Fall. Penelope Winslow intro, probably brought from Marshfield, Mass., to North Haven, Maine, between 1760 and 1770.

Extremely rare all-purpose apple. Medium-sized, roundish, slightly ribbed, and conspicuously red-striped. Recommended for dessert use in October, but in early January it’s still good for sauce: quick, thick, rich, yellow and slightly tart.

John Bunker first learned of the apple and gathered the scionwood from Len Alexander of Chelsea, Maine, 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.

Blooms midseason. Z4. Maine Grown. (Semi-dwarf: 2½-5' bare-root trees)

106 Aunt Penelope Winslow
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Additional Information


All apple trees require a second variety for pollination.

For more info:
About Apples
Pick the Right Apple interactive chart
About Cider Apples
Planting distances
About Apple rootstocks