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Smokehouse apple

Large, flattish shape, yellow flushed and striped red. Flesh crisp, yellowish, moderately fine-grained. Fresh cider flavor. Very good quality cooking, eating, and baking apple. Keeps well through March.

USDA identification images for Smokehouse

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

    • 08 Apr 2021  PA, United States
      I have been blessed to grow up with a Smokehouse tree in the back yard . It was my Grandfather's pride and joy . A number of years ago , it became obvious that it was in serious decline , so I had some scions grafted . Today , I enjoy the fruit from my decision as the old tree is gone . 1 in my back yard and 2 others close by . I have seen fruit from other Smokehouse trees and they are like vitamin enriched pieces of cardboard in comparison . Guess I had/have one of the good ones . I have since learned grafting and have delivered trees to NC and TN . If you would like trees that came from my old tree , Adams County Nursery offers Smokehouse that are from my scions .
    • 01 Dec 2015  PA / LANCASTER, United States
      Every year, I buy a half-bushel of Smokehouse apples in September and use them to make apple crisps. But I make sure that I have enough for the apple pies at Thanksgiving. They bake beautifully and keep well.
    • 29 Sep 2013  MAINE, United States
      I tried this apple this afternoon at an orchard in Mercer, Maine. They had one single Smokehouse tree. It was wonderfully crisp and almost as sweet as candy, but potently so. What a wonderful apple.
    • 26 Jan 2013  WASHINGTON, United States
      Was rather disappointed with this apple. Was soft, dry, bland. I had high hopes for this variety, as I planted one in my orchard based on others' comments, and now almost wished I hadn't. I hope it was just a bad apple that I got.
    • 03 Nov 2012  FL, United States
      When I was young, our neighbor had a very large, old Smokehouse apple tree. If it's still alive, it has to be at least 100 years old. I'm 61 years old. My mother made the best apple sauce from these apples. She did this, year after year. The tree is in the town of North Wales, Pa.
    • 29 Feb 2012  United States
      I am getting ready to graft this variety on a tree that I am changing it's varieties.

    Tree register

    United States


    Spring blossom records for this variety

    2020 season

    • 17th April  2020  - tree owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States

    2019 season

    • 15th April  2019  - tree owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States

    2017 season

    • 13th April  2017  - tree owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States

    2012 season

    2011 season

    • May  2011  - tree owned by Dan in Camano Island, United States

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    Harvest records for this variety

    2016 season

    • 1st week October  2016  - tree owned by Lcooper in Coquille, United States


    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
    • Parentage: Open pollinated seedling of Vandevere
    • Originates from: Pennsylvania, United States
    • Introduced: 1837


    • Country of origin: United States
    • Fruit size: Average
    • Fruit size: Large
    • Fruit shape: Round
    • Fruit shape: Flat-round


    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flavour quality: Good
    • Flavour style (apples): Sweet/Sharp
    • Flavour style (apples): Aromatic
    • Food uses: Eating fresh
    • Food uses: Culinary
    • Food uses: Drying
    • Flavour style (apples): Honeyed


    • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer

    Where to buy fresh fruit

    The following orchards grow Smokehouse:

    United States

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