Winter keeper. Good eating, and for fresh sweet cider. Distinctive very large blocky fruit—sometimes up to 4", big enough for a one-apple pie!—with pale bluish-green skin and a rusty-pink blush. The color is impossible to forget. Mildly sweet medium-coarse very juicy flesh. Best fresh eating late fall into December.
An apple with many synonyms including Winter Blush and Tulpehocken. Originally called Pharrar Walther, then Farawalder. Maine orchardist Francis Fenton always called it Fallswater. Oh, those apple names.
Probably brought to Maine well before 1900. Old trees can still be found here and there across the central part of the state. Stout solid large vigorous tree. Blooms early-midseason. Z4.
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