Lyman's Large Summer apple
USDA identification images for Lyman's Large Summer
The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.
Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.
- 04 Sep 2019 Eric r NorstogOREGON, United StatesI grafted my Lyman's large Summer apple from scionwood I purchased eighteen years ago from the now defunct Bear Creek Orchard in northern Washington state. I grafted it onto mark (MAC 9) rootstock. It had never flowered nor produced fruit until this year, when it bore generaously if not abundantly. The large fruit ripened yellow and fell from the tree in the last week of August, 2019. Mark rootstock imbues precoity, so this variety is definitely a laggard. This apple is delicious - sweet with noticeable acid and a pear-like flavor that lingers in the mouth. It is crunchy, juicy and aromatic. I will be grafting this "keeper" onto Geneva dwarfing rootstock this winter.
- Species: Malus domestica - Apple
- Originates from: United States
- Introduced: Before 1844
- Country of origin: United States
Where to buy fresh fruit
The following orchards grow Lyman's Large Summer:
- Wilson's Orchard, Iowa City