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Nutting Apple


(#1 on Splitter) & (#2 on Honeycrisp2)
aka Nutting Bumpus


Duchess of Oldenburg seedling, Perham, Maine 1800's

 

Grafted 2016 #1 on wild Splitter tree.    First fruit 2019.


#2 on wild seedling rootstock Honeycrisp-2.

 

first Nutting apple on grafted branch

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2016-- Grafted with scions from Fedco, Maine. #1 on nw branch of wild 'Splitter' tree east of shop. #2 on low south branch of Honeycrisp2 grafted seedling tree by outhouse. Not sure now why I chose this one, as Duchess types are common around here, but I don't think I realized that then. But being a hardy variety did sound good.



2021 - #1 (splitter) good, healthy growth;  #2 (HC2) fine though slower growing.


2020 - 8/28 single apple on Splitter graft dropped. Doesn't look quite mature, included in sauce.


2019 - 6/13 graft on Splitter, from 2016, has 2 blossoms! 9/16 dropped larger apple, touched 2nd & it fell (3rd missing). Looks and tastes a lot like Splitter fruit, but larger, earlier. Slight difference in skin color/pattern but tastes like common "Duchess type" (Nutting IS a Duchess seedling). Ate smaller one, saved larger.  10/1 cellared apple getting soft; included in sauce; nothing special taste, but it's an edible apple.


2018 - (1) Looking good; nice 2-10" growth.  (2) Slow but steady, 1-3" growth on three branches/tip.


2017 - (#1 on Splitter) Good growth, healthy, light leaf damage.  (#2 on Honeycrisp2) 8" growth. somewhat rough leaves but not bad.


2016 - Fedco scion. Grafts took and grew well.



Online notes: Late Summer. Introduced by James Nutting (1839-1893), orchardist, printer and state legislator, dedicated to developing apples that would thrive in northern Maine. Medium-large roundish-conic fruit, striped and blushed with red. Similar to Duchess. Juicy mildly subacid fine-grained yellow-white flesh for fresh eating and cooking. Mild sweet subacid taste. Z3-5.
 


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