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Puritan apple

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

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.

    Visitor reviews

    • 14 Apr 2018  MASSACHUSETTS, United States
      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  ONTARIO, Canada
      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.

    Tree register

    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:

    United States


    • 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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