USDA identification images for Puritan
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.
- 14 Apr 2018 j t MilesMASSACHUSETTS, United StatesThis 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 Laura WilliscraftONTARIO, CanadaAbsolutely 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.
We don't have any registered trees for this variety yet. If you have a Puritan tree you can register it here.
- Species: Malus domestica - Apple
- Parentage: McIntosh x Red Astrachan
- Originates from: United States
- Introduced: 1953
- Developed by: Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment Station
- Country of origin: United States
Where to buy fresh fruit
The following orchards grow Puritan:
- Hackleboro Orchards, Canterbury
- Trapani Farm LLC, Milton
- Cedar-Apple Rust
Author: Stephen Vann, University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture (FSA7538)
Rated as resistant - control only needed under high disease pressure.