Medium-sized round rosy-red striped and blushed fruit. Firm, sweet, mild and beautiful. Excellent fresh eating and cooking. A good alternative for those who love McIntosh but don’t want to deal with scab. We never spray fungicides and we get excellent fruit.
Popular in the 19th century in most cold regions of Maine, filling the fall niche before Mac’s rise to fame. Our scionwood originally came from Sweetser’s Orchard in Cumberland Center. Their ancient tree was finally cut down a few years ago after many decades of service and replaced by several young Rolfe trees grafted by Fedco! Keeps through the fall. Blooms midseason. Z4 or maybe Z3.
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