An exceedingly rare central Maine heirloom, one of the last remaining Winthrop apples. Tart dessert and cooking apple, recommended for late summer pies. White tender very juicy flesh, is definitely subacid. Fruit is medium-sized, roundish to conic with distinct ribbing and a crown around the blossom end. Pink blushed and red striped. Vigorous upright productive tree.
Named for the itinerant Winthrop grafter who traveled on horseback spreading apple varieties around central Maine long before the days of Fedco. Rescued by Morris Towle of Winthrop who spent much of his life tracking down and saving old Maine varieties. Without Morris Towle several would now be gone forever. He gave scionwood to Bill Reid of New Sharon who passed it along to us. Blooms midseason. Z4. Maine Grown. (Semi-dwarf: 2½-5' bare-root trees)
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