Large green-skinned all-purpose variety for the root cellar. Productive—annually bearing or nearly so—hardy and keeps well into spring. Roundish oblate fruit, sometimes with a reddish-brown blush and russet netting. Yellowish flesh is mild, not too sweet but without much acid.
Traditionally grown in New York and New England, including Maine. A true greening recommended for colder districts where Rhode Island Greening (and other winter keepers including Baldwin) may not thrive. According to Lee Calhoun in his Old Southern Apples, it was originally known as “Diltz” after the good judge’s hired hand who stole all the fruit from the first crop. Later named Mann after a Dr. Mann of Niagara County, 130 miles west. Early-midseason bloom. Zone 4 or maybe 3. Maine Grown. (Standard: 3-6' bare-root trees)
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