Somerset of Maine

Unknown parentage from Mercer, Somerset County, ME, before 1850. A large oblate excellent-flavored eating and cooking apple. Tender, juicy and subacid. Buttery yellow skin covered with stripes and wash of rusty red. In the 1907 Maine Agricultural Experiment Station Report, WM Munson wrote, “It is an excellent apple and, when known, is highly prized as an early market variety.”

somerset

Information from: http://www.fedcoseeds.com/trees/apples/index.htm

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