Trailman AppleSummer. Trail x Osman. Beaverlodge Research Farm, Alberta, Canada, 1973.
In spite of its small size, this is an exceptionally delicious fruit for fresh eating. Spicy sweet crisp crunchy golden-yellow flesh. Visitors who try it in John’s orchard usually fall in love with it instantly. Some have called it the best summer apple they’ve ever tasted—some even call it their favorite apple of any season!
Ripens around Aug. 20 in central Maine. Translucent yellow skin has a porcelain finish, white bloom and sometimes a brownish-red blush. Fruit the size and shape of an egg. Hangs on the tree for two weeks without softening. Precocious annually productive moderately vigorous somewhat drooping and spreading tree. Exceedingly hardy, possibly to Zone 2. Might be tasteless south of Zone 6. One of the first to bloom each year. Zone 3 or even 2. Maine Grown. (Semi-dwarf: 2½-5' bare-root trees)
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