Very bitter yellow fruit with spots of pink and orange when fully ripe in mid-October. As Gene describes it, “Intense tannins, not terribly juicy but can pack some sugars.” He measured a whopping 21 Brix in some highly colored specimens from the sunny side of the tree.
Gene has tamed the wild mother tree with artful pruning but has to fight the porcupines for a share of the large annual crop. Another one of the local discoveries on trial at MOFGA’s low-intervention no-spray South Orchard, where hopefully the quill pigs will stay away. Z4.
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