In our ongoing search for local bitter cider apples, this is a current favorite. Introduced to us by cidermaker Steve Barr who declared it the most bitter apple he’d ever tasted. It’s right up there. Small (1 1/2–2") red-striped fruit is very juicy, highly astringent and very difficult to eat. We dare you to try one and keep a straight face! The original tree may be a seedling or possibly a rootstock with a failed graft. Our name for it is a combination of the current owners’ name and the farm’s traditional name.
Scionwood made available through the generosity of the Shavel family at the old Sharp Farm. Blooms mid-late season. Z4.
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