Fall. Unknown parentage. Cyrus Deane farm, Temple, ME, late 19th c. Also called Nine Ounce. A Maine all-purpose variety once popular from Orono to Bath, now all but vanished. The medium roundish oblate fruits even weighed 9 ounces apiece. Looks a bit like a cross between Northern Spy and Duchess. Maybe it is? Light yellow skin mostly covered with red blush and short “Spy”-pink stripes. Slightly lobed. Fine-grained white tender juicy subacid fruit. Melting with the consistency of a Mac but no scab. Our scionwood came originally from Michael Rothchild’s orchard in Phillips, just nine miles from Temple.