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Mountain Boomer apple

A huge round apple, some specimens being larger than a saucer. It is a pale yellow with an occasional blush where exposed to the sun. Flavor and texture are exceptional, considering the size of the fruit.

USDA identification images for Mountain Boomer

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.

    Visitor reviews

    • 30 Jan 2012  VA, United States
      I also grew up eating these apples. my daddy would have the biggest apples i have ever seen. and they were delicious. my mommie would make apple butter out of them also.
    • 07 Aug 2011  VIRGINIA, United States
      I grew up with the Mountain Boomer apple variety in Southwest Virginia. From my great grandmother down to myself, we have made the most delicious apple butter from these apples. The flavor is superb and they are perfect for cooking. They make excellent apple butter, apple sauce, and cooked apples. I highly recommend them!

    Tree register

    United States

    Origins

    • Species: Malus domestica

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