Briggs Auburn Apple


Briggs Auburn Apple

Fall-Winter. Selected by Thomas Record, Auburn, ME, before 1849. Subsequently named for John Briggs of Auburn by Dr. Holmes, editor of Maine Farmer.

Large round-oblate clear yellow fruit with glowing greenish shading and a slight blush. All-purpose apple with a bright well-balanced flavor including hints of banana and blackberry.

Superior fresh eating well into winter and top-notch cooking. Peel it and it’s highly aromatic. Produces a thick creamy golden-yellow medium-sweet sauce. Excellent in oatmeal. In a pie, the slices lose their shape but the crust won’t sink and pie doesn’t get watery.

Medium-large reliably bearing productive tree. Recently we’ve suspected that Brigg’s Auburn may have been called Naked Limbed Greening in Waldo County where our scionwood comes from. Blooms midseason. Z4. Maine Grown. (Standard: 3-6' bare-root trees)

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