I recently bought and planted this variety from fedco and felt obligated to document it’s progress on the forum. The tree was discovered by famed apple historian and fedco trees founder John bunker in my home town of Hope, Maine in 2015. But even more, my farm resides at the base of hatchet mountain (see below), the very mountain this apple owes it’s name.
Here is the listing from fedco.
It is reportedly a very handsome tree with great potential for jelly production.
The tree I received a few weeks ago seems to be extremely precocious as is often observed in crabs and just began flowering as seen here:
I will update the thread as I grow and learn more about the cultivar. If anyone else is growing it, I’d love to know how it does for you!
I also plan on reaching out to John/fedco to see if I can get the story on/locate the original tree and document it for future generations.