Summer Sweeting Apple


Summer Sweeting Apple

Summer. Originated on the farm of Ichabod Thomas, Sidney, ME, about 1800. Also called King of Sweetings, King Sweet, Orange Sweet, Sidney Sweet, Sidney Sweeting or Thomas Sweet.

Medium-small tasty yellow fruit has a beautiful golden apricot-orange blush. Firm somewhat dry yellowish flesh with a mild sweet distinctly interesting flavor, best for summertime fresh eating. We begin to pick them around August 10. Cooks up in about 10 minutes into a nice tropical-flavored sauce with hints of banana and pineapple.

One of several rare varieties that longtime collector and orchardist Earland Goodhue of Sidney introduced to John Bunker. The first apple the neighborhood kids coveted every summer when Earland was growing up in Sidney a century ago. Pick them from the tree or off the ground for about two weeks. Healthy vigorous upright compact productive tree. Blooms midseason. Z4. Maine Grown. (Standard: 3-6' bare-root trees)

176 Summer Sweeting
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Additional Information


All apple trees require a second variety for pollination.

For more info:
About Apples
Pick the Right Apple interactive chart
About Cider Apples
Planting distances
About Apple rootstocks