I found this tree growing on an old farm that is now on state forest land. Origin uncertain but may have been brought to the Detroit area by the French before 1790. Thomas Jefferson planted grafted trees in his nursery at Monticello in 1805. Medium to large fruit with thick tough red skin often shading to black in cooler summers. Sweet subacid highly aromatic flesh. White yellow with some red streaking through the flesh under favorable conditions. Blooms late. Ripens in September. Stores until Christmas without refrigeration, up to four months under cool conditions. Only have six short scions of this variety.
Keywords (optional; may include species, genus, family, planting season, etc): malus domestica, pumila,
Is this seed certified organic?:
No, but no synthetic pesticides or fertilizers were used in producing it
No, and synthetic pesticides or fertilizers were used in producing it.
Available year round?:
No; see lister's profile for availability times
Quantity (optional; may be min. # of seeds, or packet weight, or other measure of quantity): Will send 6"-10" scions
Listing created Dec 16, 2022