Bourassa Apple


Bourassa Apple

Fall. Europe or Quebec, before 1750.

Very high-quality tender slightly dry dessert fruit with a rich spicy aromatic flavor. Elongated-conic fruit features a prominent reddish blush that shines through a russet web. Not a storage apple but keeps until about December.

Was much-loved in southeastern Canada, northern Vermont and Maine from before the American Revolution. After more than 100 years of popularity, it disappeared, like so many old varieties, at the end of the 19th century. Several years ago, Maine fruit explorer Regina Grabrovac found three ancient russets in Dennysville, way downeast, not far from the Canadian border. We believe that two of the trees are the Bourassa. Leaves from those trees will undergo DNA analysis this year.

Probably blooms midseason. Z3. Maine Grown. (Standard: 3-6' bare-root trees)

110 Bourassa
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