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Smokehouse Apple

Smokehouse Apple

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Smokehouse Apple

Malus domestica 'Smokehouse'

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


12-15 Feet



10-15 Feet


Hardiness Zone


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1150 Smokehouse Apple on Dwarf (BUD 9) root, Extra Large 5/8" up caliper grade $29.99 Add to Cart

Malus domestica 'Smokehouse'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Many heirloom varieties have some natural resistance to apple scab and other diseases, since they were often discovered and grown well before fruit growers started to use chemicals for disease control.  However, you may still want to be vigilant about fire blight, apple scab, and other fungal diseases and spray when the need arises.  Protect from insect damage like normal.

Smokehous is vigorous and productive and shows some resistance to fire blight.  A good reliable heirloom variety.


A Little History about Smokehouse Apple

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.

Malus domestica 'Smokehouse' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Mid-season blooming
Disease Resistance
Fire Blight Resistance
Fruit Characteristics
Large fruit
Growth Rate/Habit
Very vigorous
Very productive
Harvest Period
Other Attributes
Somewhat tart
Long-term keeper
Complex flavor
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Very hardy
Winter hardy
Skill Required
Average skill
Cooking or baking
Good for pies
Good for sauce
Juice or Cider