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Sweet Bough apple

Medium-large green apple. Juicy, tender flesh, honeyed sweetness.

USDA identification images for Sweet Bough

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

  • Year: 1919

Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

Visitor reviews

  • 05 Nov 2017  MASSACHUSETTS, United States
    It is sweet and early but has a poor mouth feel. I would not plant it again. It grows very well on M26, and seems to be desease free in my low spray orchard. The apples, when thinned, are large, attractive, and yellow with an orange blush when ripe. It responds, better than average, to a Seven (TM) thinning spray. IMO, it is of little use, except as a parent in an apple breeding program.
  • 30 Aug 2015  NOVA SCOTIA, Canada
    I have 2 trees of this, and am working both over to far superior, (taste, texture) apples - Mantet and William's Pride, (both early apples). This apple is sweet and juicy - period. It is tasteless, mealy, soft, with no real redeeming features.

Tree register

United States


Harvest records for this variety

2015 season

  • July  2015  - tree owned by Roger in Madison Heights, United States


  • Species: Malus domestica

Where to buy fresh fruit

The following orchards grow Sweet Bough:

United States


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