Fall. Unknown parentage. Manchester, CT, about 1834. Also called Pound Sweeting. Famous cooking apple once widely planted on Maine farms and still found here and there. We know of several old trees within a couple miles of our farm. Often claimed to be the best fall variety for baking, for applesauce and even for stewing with quince. The sauce needs no sugar and gets sweeter as it cooks. Not a pie apple in our experience and a bit strange fresh eating. Firm coarse flesh is tinged with yellow. Sweet unusual flavor, called “peculiar” by Beach in The Apples of New York. Will keep a few weeks after picking. Large hardy long-lived open-spreading tree. Often considered in Connecticut and New York (but not in Maine!) to be a synonym of Pumpkin Sweet. Blooms midseason. Z4. Maine Grown. (Standard: 3-6' bare-root trees)
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