Golden Ball Apple ScionwoodThis is a twig for grafting. Fall. Unknown parentage. Probably originated in western Maine, before 1850.
Dense sweet yellowish flesh is firm but not crisp. Mild flavor, best suited to cooking. Makes a superior sauce: fragrant, aromatic, soft textured, slightly tart, golden yellow. Medium-large round-oblate rich glowing buttery-yellow fruit has undertones of green, like a potato exposed to the sun, with a russet stem-splash and numerous tiny russet dots. Truly a golden ball.
At least two varieties have been called Golden Ball. The better known of the two originated in Connecticut. This one hails from central and western Maine. Located with the help of Robert McIntyre in Harpswell, not far from Brunswick. Blooms midseason. Z4-7.
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