The tree prefers cooler summers to produce well.
A fresh-eating apple that is not generally good for cooking, though it does make very good sauce.
Found in Westfield, Maine sometime before 1750, possibly much earlier. Was a very popular apple in Massachusetts in the second half of the 1700s.
Literature & Lore
Rated “very good to best” by S.A. Beach in “Apples of New York” (1905). Beach was sparing with his praise, so this is a high accolade indeed coming from him.