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Sweet Bough apple

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

Visitor reviews

  • 05 Nov 2017  j t Miles,  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.
  • 25 Aug 2017  J. Todd Miles,  MASSACHUSETTS, United States
    It is a good grower, on M-26 and it seems to be partly immune to scab under my conditions. It thins very well with Sevin (tm), and you need to be cautious not to over thin. Apples are large for early season, and attractive. I agree with David Maxwell's comments, about it being mealy and soft, but I think that flavor is OK. I planted it to sweeten my early cider, but now that Honeycrisp fills that role, I would not suggest Sweet Bough, except to have something "different"
  • 30 Aug 2015  David Maxwell,  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
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1944

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