This all-purpose variety does everything well. We love it. Relatively tart with only a hint of sweetness. Makes a fairly quick tart sauce with a smooth texture—the skins mostly dissolve. Good in salads. Makes a highly flavored pie with great color and texture. Excellent sliced up on pizza. Irregular conic shape, washed and striped with pink. Ripens about Oct. 15 and keeps until the end of March.
Rediscovered with the help of Majory Brown, Larry Brown, and Kathy Upton, all of Cherryfield, Maine. Recent DNA profiling appears to show that what we know in Maine as Cherryfield could be a local synonym for the Illinois apple Salome and may also have been known as Benton Red around Kennebec county. It's also possible that we have not yet found the true Cherryfield. As we learn more about this connection, we'll keep you posted.
Tree is vigorous, hardy, spreading and productive. Blooms early-midseason. Z4. Maine Grown. (Standard: 3–6' bare-root trees; semi-dwarf: 2½-5' bare-root trees)
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