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Smokehouse Apple

 

likely Vandevere seedling ~ 1830's Pennsylvania

 

Grafted 2019 ~ #1 on wild seedling rootstock inside.
   
(#2 on wild crab rootstock north of fence. See Smokehouse #2)

 

 

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"Early Fall / Keeper - Likely Vandevere seedling. Red blushed apple with russet dots, firm, crispy and tart subacid. Name stems from its discovery near a smokehouse in Lancaster County, Penn.. Precocious, Keeper. Very vigorous. Susceptable to fireblight and scab."  Not sure now why I chose this one considering poor disease rating, but being a storage apple is good. We'll see!



2020 - 2021 -- Both grafts healthy, vigorous.


2019 - ARS-NPGS scion - (1) 4/19 moved a20 rootstock in from east fence 12’, away from pea shrub. Grafted 5/30. Grew well, healthy, 10" top, 8" side.

(2) grafted piece to medium size wild seedling n of garden fence @~5' to grow above deer height. Also grew well, healthy, ~11". See Smokehouse #2.



Online Notes: great flavour in a dense, chewy apple. Traditionally used for baking from July until it is fully ripe in early fall, ripeness transforms into a fabulous fresh-eating variety that's firm, crisp, juicy, aromatic and extremely tasty in a nicely balanced, subacid sort of way. Rather flattish, red-striped, yellow apple with tender, firm, yellowish, very juicy flesh. It has a flavor like fresh cider, very good for cooking, baking, and eating. It is a long-term keeper lasting into March. The tree is vigorous and productive. Ripens in September and is very hardy. z3.  Short window of perfection but worth it.



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