Sheppard’s Sweet Apple


Sheppard’s Sweet Apple

Fall. Windham County, CT, before 1857. Exceedingly rare.

Medium-sized roundish light yellow fruit with pinkish stripes and blush. We know very little about the variety except that the tender pleasant low-acid sweet fruit was formerly recommended for “kitchen use.” Probably also has potential for fermenting.

The only remaining two trees may have been those at Tower Hill Botanic Garden. Those are now gone. We propagated trees from the Tower Hill collection to help keep it from extinction. We will now grow it at the Maine Heritage Orchard and elsewhere. You might want to as well. Uncertain bloom time. Probably Z4. Maine Grown. (Semi-dwarf: 2½-5' bare-root trees)

176 Sheppard’s Sweet
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