Black Gilliflower Apple ScionwoodThis is a twig for grafting. Fall-Winter. Very old American variety of unknown origin. Probably from New England, well before 1800. Also called Sheepnose or Gilliflower. Famous American heirloom.
Fruit quality is fair and dry. Old timers used it for mincemeat. Would also be useful for drying. Medium-sized fruit (or even small), very conic and shaped like a sheep’s nose. In the sun, the color can be rather dark purple. Usually most of the fruit is dark green with some purple here and there.
Well known in old Maine orchards. Blooms late. Keeps until February. Z3.
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