Hurlbut Scionwood Apple ScionwoodThis is a twig for grafting. Late Fall. Unknown parentage. General Leonard Hurlbut introduction before 1850, Winchester, CT. A very good fall dessert and cooking variety. Quite likely one of the first varieties to be grown in central and southern Maine. Beach calls it “moderately firm, rather fine, tender, crisp, very juicy, aromatic, mildly subacid, good to very good.” I agree. Makes a nice loose mild pink sauce. Small to medium-sized roundish and slightly oblate fruit, largely covered with red stripes and dotted blush. Large russet stem splash. Looks like a small Wolf River with the coloring of a Northern Spy. Traditionally grown throughout much of central and southern Maine. Keeps until early winter. Z4-7.
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