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Hubbardston Nonesuch apple

Fruit usually large with clear red skin in our climate, but color is variable. Flesh is white, moderately firm, sweet and rich.

Hubbardston Nonesuch identification photos

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Visitor reviews

  • 17 Sep 2017  James Kline,  OHIO, United States
    Love this apple, has a very full, rich apple flavor right off of the tree, and the flavor only deepens as it develops in storage. I have always eaten mine before they softened in storage, so can't comment on how long they store.
  • 23 Oct 2015  Carter Wilkie,  MASSACHUSETTS, United States
    Highly variable depending on where planted. Skin can be bumpy and darker in some locales, smooth and rosy in others. Sweet. Crisp when ripe but goes soft quickly.
  • 05 Dec 2012  Bob Coffin,  VIRGINIA, United States
    I grew up in Hubbardston,MA--but even tho our bicentennial (1967) sold Nonesuch grafts for planting, I was off to the military then and never got to try any of the fruit. Finally found and got access to some(1 tree) this fall in NH while visiting my sister. Picked them @ 18 Oct and they are still (5 Dec)crisp and sweeter than originally. I was impressed with the aroma after the first bite-like a combo of fresh new apple cider and a good spiceless apple pie. Sprightly, crisp, juicy, sweet/tart and chocked full of flavor that hinted of McIntosh, Fuji, Cortland and Newtown Pippin. Mine were more on the Yellow (@ 1/2) vice Full red, and have stayed that way . Made some great pies and applesauce-and just finished eating one out of hand that was almost as crisp after a month and a half as when I picked it . It was sweeter tho and and little less aroma.

Tree register

United States


Harvest records for this variety

2018 season

  • 1st week September  2018  - tree owned by Samuel in Woodstock, United States

2017 season

  • 1st week September  2017  - tree owned by Samuel in Woodstock, United States

2015 season

  • October  2015  - tree owned by Roger in Madison Heights, United States

2013 season

  • 1st week October  2013  - tree owned by Peter in Westford, United States
  • 3rd week September  2013  - tree owned by Gary in Chesaning, United States


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Originates from: Massachusetts, United States
  • Introduced: Before 1832
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1744
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1948-721


  • Flesh colour: White to Cream, pale yellow
  • Flesh colour: White to Greenish to Greenish Yellow
  • Fruit size: Variable
  • Fruit size: Medium
  • Fruit size: Large
  • Fruit size: Very large
  • Fruit shape: Round
  • Fruit shape: Round-conical
  • Fruit shape: Conical
  • Fruit shape: Oblong-conical
  • Fruit shape: Oblong


  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Uses: Cooking
  • Uses: Juice
  • Uses: Drying
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour style: Sweeter
  • Flavour style: Sharper
  • Flavour style: Sweet/Sharp
  • Flavour style: Aromatic
  • Flavour style: Honeyed / Scented
  • Flavour style: Sharp / refreshing
  • Harvest period: Mid season
  • Harvest period: Mid-Late season
  • Use / keeping: 1-2 months


  • Cropping: Good
  • Flowering period: Mid-Late season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Vigour: Average growth
  • Precocity: Precocious
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
  • Fruit bearing: Tip-bearer
  • Fruit bearing: Partial tip-bearer
  • General disease resistance: Average
  • Period of origin: 1800 - 1849


  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates


  • Canker  - Some susceptibility
  • Scab  - Very resistant

Where to buy fresh fruit

United States



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