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Puritan apple

Last updated 29 May 2011.

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Current rating: 4.5 out of 5. Total votes cast: 2

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14 Apr 2018 
This is a very good, large, early apple. I no longer grow it, as I don't sell many early apples. My examples, at the former Tainter Hill Farm, in Millbury, MA USA grew well on M26, and didn't "lean", as M26 often does.

28 Jul 2012 
Absolutely delicious, tart apple. i worked at an orchard in Essex County. Ontario, Canada which grew this variety and fell in love with it. Hard to find, though.

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Red skinned apple covered with small white dots. Soft texture, tart flavored.


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: McIntosh x Red Astrachan
  • Originates from: United States
  • Introduced: 1953
  • Developed by: Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1852


  • Cedar apple rust  - Some resistance

References and further reading about this variety

  • Cedar-Apple Rust  
    Author: Stephen Vann, University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture (FSA7538)
    Rated as resistant - control only needed under high disease pressure.

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