Monday, December 12, 2011

Description of the New Heirloom Apple Tree

I was scouring the Internet and came across this information about the new heirloom apple tree that arrived.

(Yellow Horse, Old Fashion Horse, Carolina Horse) - Horse was probably the most popular apple grown for home use in the South. Believed by some to have originated in Nash County, North Carolina in the 1800's, Horse was immensely popular for its many home uses including fresh eating, cooking, drying and cider and vinegar making. The tree is a late bloomer, a prolific producer and an early bearer. Fruit is medium to large, slightly ribbed with thick golden yellow skin. Flesh is firm, yellow, juicy and quite tart until fully ripe. Ripens July to August.

Although there is a metal tag on it labeled, "Chicago," I was told this is a "Horse Apple" variety.

What will it taste like in years to come? Will it be so tasty Morimoto-san or Jamie Oliver will want to show up and taste it? HA! Like I could ever be that lucky. I am lucky Tom Brown gave me such a versatile apple tree. It has a perfect home on the outer edge of the Mandala Vegetable / Chicken garden.

Thanks again Tom, and I look forward to doing business with you.

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