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Smokehouse Apple Scionwood (Spring 2023)


An American heirloom, outstanding for storage and baking . Also known as English Vandevere, Gibbons Smokehouse.

This is very vigorous and productive tree that will benefit from rigorous pruning to keep the canopy open and maintain annual bearing. It performs well in the south, on both clay and porous soils. It is susceptible to powdery mildew, scab, and fireblight, but resistant to cedar-apple rust.

The apple is large and flattish with a thin, tough skin that is a dull red over green with prominent lenticels. The yellowish flesh is crisp and subacid with a sweet caramel flavor that is often described as malty. Smokehouse is an outstanding apple for fresh eating, baking, and cider, and it will store well through winter.

Smokehouse was first discovered growing on the farm of William Gibbons, near his smokehouse, in Lampeter Township, Pennsylvania. It was possibly a seedling of Vandevere, which it is said to closely resemble. The famed pomologist, Tom Burford reports that his mother was out picking Smokehouse apples when she went into labor with him, and he includes it in his list of Top 20 Dessert Apples.

Volume Pricing

Premiums are included in the following prices if applicable. These prices are for regular scion. Add $1 for clean scion.

Quantity Smokehouse Apple Scion
1 $12.00
2-5 $7.00
6-10 $6.00
11-99 $5.00
100+ $4.00

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$13.00 ea.

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Clean vs. Regular

Our clean scion is harvested from trees grown on G.16, which is extremely sensitive to viruses. These trees would not have survived if the scion contained viruses. Our clean wood has not been lab tested. Regular = may contain one of the common latent viruses; this is not usually a problem and can be used with most rootstocks.

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This is very vigorous and productive tree that will benefit from rigorous pruning to keep the canopy open and maintain annual bearing. It performs well in the south, on both clay and porous soils. It is susceptible to powdery mildew, scab, and fireblight, but resistant to cedar-apple rust.

The apple is large and flattish with a thin, tough skin that is a dull red over green with prominent lenticels. The yellowish flesh is crisp and subacid with a sweet caramel flavor that is often described as malty. Smokehouse is an outstanding apple for fresh eating, baking, and cider, and it will store well through winter.

Smokehouse was first discovered growing on the farm of William Gibbons, near his smokehouse, in Lampeter Township, Pennsylvania. It was possibly a seedling of Vandevere, which it is said to closely resemble. The famed pomologist, Tom Burford reports that his mother was out picking Smokehouse apples when she went into labor with him, and he includes it in his list of Top 20 Dessert Apples.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Heirloom, Cold-Hardy, Hot-Climate

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, cider, baking, storage, sauce
Storage duration: three plus months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: yellow

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin: Pennsylvania
Introduced in: early 1800s
Introduced by: William Gibbons

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 4 - 8
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Oct 20 (approximate, in New York State) + 35 days after McIntosh

Diseases & Pests

Apple Scab: Susceptible
Cedar-Apple Rust: Resistant
Fireblight: Susceptible
Powdery Mildew: Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile?

Pollination Partners

This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Smokehouse Apple. Please see our Pollenizer Search to run other queries and read how the application uses various factors. Also read more about fruit tree pollination.

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Porter's Perfection Apple 2023 0

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