Newt Grindle Apple ScionwoodThis is a twig for grafting. Late Summer-Early Fall. Chance seedling. Blue Hill, ME, about 1936. Newt Grindle, while working as caretaker on the Byers Farm in Blue Hill, discovered a wild seedling and decided to cultivate it as a pig apple. Before long he realized that the fruit was too good for the pigs.
The large picture-perfect aromatic fruit is oblate and noticeably ribbed, overspread with a translucent red-orange wash and stripes. Coloring reminiscent of Northern Spy. Waxy coating seems to deter insects naturally. Recommended for dessert and cooking. The medium-coarse juicy greenish flesh has a mild taste with hints of cherry and cinnamon. Keeps remarkably well for an early apple. Blooms mid-late season. Z4.
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