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Smokehouse Apple

Malus domestica 'Smokehouse'
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Smokehouse is a rather flattish, red-striped, yellow apple with tender, firm, yellowish, very juicy flesh.  It has a flavor like fresh cider.  Itr is very good for cooking, baking, and eating.  It is a long-term keeping lasting into March.  The tree is vigorous and productive.  Ripens in September and is very hardy.

Alternate Names:  English Vandervere, Gibbons Vandervere, Millcreek Vandervere, Millcreek, Red Vandervere, Smoke House

Smokehouse gots its name because it is an open pollinated seedling of the Vandervere apple variety that germinated and grew up alongside the smokehouse of a Lancaster, Pennsylvania farmer.  Good thing it wasn't the "out house".  It was introduced in 1837 and was once a staple variety for old Delaware and Pennsylvania farmers.

Height
12-15
Spread
10-15
Zone
3-8
Color
Stripey
Categories
Apple--- Hardy Varieties
Tags
Mid-season bloomingFire Blight ResistanceLarge fruitVery productiveVery vigorousMid-season

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Site Requirements
  Full Sun
Skill Required