John first learned about Pomme D’Or (the Golden Apple) in 1998 when Garfield King and Gloria Seigars took him to see an old tree at Sly Brook, near St. Agatha in northern Aroostook County. The Pomme D’Or was in the small family orchard of Edwich Michaud and her cousin Phil Roy. Edwich believes that their grandfather brought the apple to Maine from Canada in 1870 and planted it at their farm on the shores of Long Lake. The apple is one of the most tart dessert varieties that we know and should only be eaten fresh by those who enjoy a good pucker. Like many tart apples, it is excellent for cooking.