Collins


Fall. Wyman B. Collins introduction, Cherryfield, ME, about 1850. Very rare all-purpose variety from Washington County, Maine. Medium-sized conic greenish-yellow fruit, washed and striped with red. Greenish-white flesh is crisp, tender, fine-grained, mild and tart. Ripens in mid-late fall and stores until January. The original tree was still standing in 1907 but then the variety disappeared into obscurity for 100 years. Old trees were discovered in 2006 with the help of Majory Brown, Larry Brown, Kathy Upton, all of Cherryfield. The apple was originally known as Collins but was later renamed Cherryfield to distinguish it from the Arkansas variety of the same name.