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Grafted Apples

Charette Apple

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Also known as the Donut Apple. Unknown parentage. The only known mature tree is on Charette Hill in Fort Kent, Aroostook County, ME. Thought to be about 200 years old. The oblate apples are also huge and almost always seedless. The blossom end of each fruit is sunken in toward the stem so much so that when sliced perpendicular to the core, the slices look like donuts. It is excellent for fresh eating and drying. Ripens about the end of September. Light yellow skin with splotches of dark yellow and covered with maroon streaks and a bright red blush. May have been brought to Fort Kent as a seed, scion, or seedling by French missionaries in the 18th century. Extremely hardy. Zone 3.

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