Grandfather Apple


Grandfather Apple

Malus spp. Late Fall-Winter. Unknown parentage. Hibbert’s Gore, ME.

One of the fabulous old apples introduced to John Bunker by Karen Keller, the sole resident of Hibbert’s Gore, an anomalous unincorporated parcel adjacent to Palermo. “Good chompin’, all around cookin’,” as Karen said. Also good for cider. Excellent fresh eating, sweet-tart with distinct tropical notes. Medium-sized round-conic fruit with opaque yellow skin, numerous black dots and often bright red patches of blush. Stores extremely well in the root cellar and still quite firm into June. Now part of MOFGA’s Maine Heritage Orchard collection.

Blooms midseason. Z4. Maine Grown. (Standard: 3–6' bare-root trees)

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All apple trees require a second variety for pollination.

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