Buckingham

I’ve seen little mention here of the Buckingham (Queen) apple, although Lee Calhoun called it the quintessential Southern apple. Anyone grow it and recommend it? Has anyone North of the Mason-Dixon Line or on the West Coast attempted to grow it?

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I do not have any personal experience, but Salt Springs Apple Company in British Columbia apparently grows Buckingham. Here is their description (it’s mostly on the historical side, so not a lot of detail on how it behaves in more northern areas, but apparently well enough for them to grow it):

Their variety descriptions are a fun read in general.

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I grafted it several places here in 7B Maryland. Seemed to be a fire blight magnet so I got rid of it. Same with Junaluska, another Cherokee apple. Never got a Buckingham apple to eat. I’m a no-spray bagger so if you spray for blight you might do better.

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