Honeysweet – Indiana, USA 1955

From a 1955 cross of Seckel & U.S. 220. Selected from 137 seedlings planted at Purdue University, selected for survival of fireblight inoculum & severe winter damage and, finally, fruit quality. The tree is spreading and does not defoliate even without spraying for leaf spotting diseases. The tree takes fireblight but strikes typically cork-off in 1 or 2 year old wood. The fruit ranges from 2-1/4 to 2-1/2 inches in diameter, ripening to a golden russet. The flesh is very smooth and buttery with no detectable grit. The flavor is rich, very sweet, and resembles, `Seckel`.

Uses: Fresh Eating

Harvest: Mid-Season

Zones: 5-8

Attributes: Excellent Storage Quality

 

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