All-purpose apple still quite popular in Pennsylvania and occasionally grown in central Maine. Most admired as a culinary variety, particularly for pies. Medium-large roundish-oblate mild-flavored delicately aromatic tart fruit. Although its name comes from having originated adjacent to farmer William Gibbons’ smokehouse, the fruit actually looks smoky with its muted blend of yellows, greens and a reddish-brown blush.
Keeps well into late winter. Long willowy branches make this tree distinctive in the orchard. Some scab resistance. Blooms midseason. Z4.
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