Medium solid green fruit looks like Tolman Sweet but with a russet netting and an occasional orange blush. Very white crystalline flesh with a slightly green tinge. Refreshing, mild, incredibly juicy and very crisp without being hard. Snaps when you take a bite.
The texture is reminiscent of an Asian pear, a water chestnut, or maybe a perfect radish. The flesh, however, dissolves in your mouth.
Makes a light-textured loose yellow sauce with a hint of blackberry. Discovered in the fall of 2002 with the help of Lincolnville historians Rosey Gerry and Diane O’Brien and local farmer Clarence Thurlow. More recently, we located a second specimen in nearby Hope.
Keeps until about December. No scab. Blooms midseason. Z4.
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