Martha AppleLate Summer-Early Fall. Excelsior, MN, about 1879, by Peter Gideon, best known for his famous apple Wealthy.
Classic heirloom crab with high-quality beautiful bright rosy-red 2" fruit for fresh eating and cooking. Yellowish flesh is coarse, crisp, juicy and quite delicious. “They have this amazing sweet and tart flavor, they’re super crunchy, and they’re the perfect snack size,” said Heather Davis. Also suitable for jellies, jams and other cooking.
Medium-sized tree is annually bearing, extremely long-lived and hardy. Jason Davis of Cayford Orchards in Skowhegan, ME, introduced us to their old Martha trees many years ago. The crab has been part of his family’s orchard for generations. Thanks to Jason and Heather for providing the scionwood. Blooms midseason. Z3. Maine Grown. (Semi-dwarf: 2½-5' bare-root trees)
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