Harry Masters Jersey Apple ScionwoodThis is a twig for grafting. Fall. Medium-full bittersweet cider apple. Often called Port Wine in north Somerset. Probably introduced by Harry Masters, Yarlington Mill, Woolston, Somerset, England, before 1900. High-quality bittersweet variety recommended for blending with other fall varieties. Soft astringent tannin. (SG 1.056, acidity 2g/L, tannin: 3.2g/L) Becoming popular commercially in New England in recent years. Poverty Lane Orchards has several rows. Medium-large oblate-conic fruit, mostly covered with bright red stripes and blush, and nearly always featuring a splash of yellow russet around the stem. Harry Masters himself was the miller at Yarlington Mill. Harry Masters Jersey and Yarlington Mill are thought to be of the same parentage. Blooms midseason. Z4-7.
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