Kavanagh Apple

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Kavanagh Apple

Fall. Parentage unknown. James Kavanagh intro, Damariscotta Mills, ME, 1790.

This unforgettable large russet apple is sometimes called Cathead because of its distinctive shape: a large stem end tapering to a small blossom end, typical of some Irish varieties and of the cats’ noggins. About half russet and half deep rich lime green. Good fall and early winter eating, excellent for cooking, drying and even frying. The slightly yellow flesh is mild, moderately crisp, moderately tart and subtle. Quickly cooks up into a frothy yellowish sauce—tart, tasty, thick, incredibly creamy with skins dissolved. No sugar necessary.

Popular ages ago along the Maine coastal peninsulas, anywhere a schooner could land. Thought to have disappeared forever but rediscovered in 1978 by George Dow in Newcastle, ME. Blooms late. Z4. Maine Grown. (Standard: 3-6' bare-root trees)



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