A hardy, self-fertile pear with exceptionally good flavor.
Ben Davis Apple Scionwood (Spring 2023)
A once widely grown heirloom apple that is a parent of Cortland. Also known as Mortgage Lifter, Baltimore Pippin, New York Pippin, Victoria Pippin, Virginia Pippin, Victoria Red, Kentucky Pippin, Kentucky Redstreak, Carolina Red Streak.
This tree is precocious and productive. It is upright, and spreading, resistant to wooly apple aphid, cedar-apple rust, and mildew, but susceptible to scab and canker.
The apple is medium sized, with a smooth skin washed red over yellow-green. The flesh is coarse, somewhat soft, aromatic, juicy, and subacid. It hangs well on the tree, stores very well, and resists bruising.
Ben Davis is most famous as a parent of Cortland apple (Ben Davis x McIntosh). It got its other common name "Mortgage Lifter" from its productivity and ability to travel without bruising, making it a highly profitable commercial apple in its day. My Dad describes it as like "eating cotton."
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Fruit Uses & Storage
Uses: fresh eating, baking, storage, jelly, sauce
Storage duration: three plus months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)
Skin color: red
Flesh color: off-white
Origin: Possibly Kentucky
Introduced in: 1700's
Introduced by: unknown
Calendar & Geography
Diseases & Pests
Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
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