Nutting Bumpus Apple ScionwoodThis is a twig for grafting. Late Summer. Duchess of Oldenburg seedling. Perham, ME, 19th century. Introduced by James Nutting (1839-1893), orchardist, printer and state legislator, dedicated to developing apples that would thrive in northern Maine.
Medium-large roundish-conic fruit, striped and blushed with red. Similar to Duchess. Juicy mildly subacid fine-grained yellow-white flesh for fresh eating and cooking. Mild sweet subacid taste.
No one seems to know where this excellent apple got its curious name, though a customer suggested the James Fenimore Cooper hero, Natty Bumppo, as the source. Blooms early. Z3.
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