Cherryfield Apple ScionwoodThis is a twig for grafting. Fall-Winter. Wyman B. Collins intro, Cherryfield, ME, about 1850. Also called Collins. Popularized more than 100 years ago by David Wass Campbell of Cherryfield and Welton Munson of the University of Maine.
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. Historically, may have been grown in Kennebec County under the name Benton Red.
Tree vigorous, hardy, spreading and productive. Blooms early-midseason. Z4.
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