|Sutton Beauty Apple. 9.28.16|
As discussed in the post yesterday, Sutton Beauty is a historic apple. From the book, Apples of North America by Tom Burford, "Sutton Beauty was found around 1757 by Stephen Waters of Sutton Massachusetts.". I find it mind boggling, this apple was tasted by folks before the American Revolution, 257 years ago.
These were what I think of as a classic old apple - a bit soft, mild apple flavor. Good tasting and filling. They don't have the Honeycrisp knock-you-over crispy sweet tart zing that knocks you over, but still a good tasting apple.
|Sutton Beauty Apples. 9.28.16|
As a member of a multigraft tree, this apple is worthwhile and I will keep it on the tree. We never know what next year will bring, but I wouldn't be surprised if there were 10 apples for this year's three, and that would be fine.