‘Unidentified apple of unknown origin, propagated from trees at Distillery Lane Ciderworks in Burkittsville Maryland. Large, red, excellent cooking apple. “Bramley’s-esque”, though definitely not Bramley’s.’
Anyone know any more about it? Tried it at Dist. Lane?
You are not big into cookers but here is what Rob said about it:
I will say that the Burkittsville red/Browns apple/Thompson King mystery variety has been a good apple for us. It’s been a consistent annual cropper and makes great pies (just OK for eating out of hand as it is a very large apple that you would have a hard time finishing). We also use it as a base juice in some of our hard ciders. Produces its own natural “wax” while in the tree and in storage. Keeps well (better than its twin the Bramleys Seedling) and is high in pectin. Not too much pest or bacterial problems. We’ve had some issues with sunburn with that apple and the Bramleys, but an application of kaolin clay could take care of that. That’s all for now!
Distillery Lane Ciderworks
5533 Gapland Road
Jefferson, MD 21755