This one garnered some attention when it showed up in a 1755 nursery catalog in Virginia. I later found it called Yellow May in a North Carolina catalog. A small yellow apple ripening in late May and June.
The clip below is from Franklin Davis Nursery in Richmond VA 1904. Too far north for a true May harvest in that area.
I detect a small amount of naming problems around “Jim Kell Thin Skin”, Bill Thin Skin, Tender Thin Skin and Tenderskin…lol…I think sometimes maybe old time nurseries got stuff they wanted and possibly renamed them to not admit someone else bred the apple. I was astounded to find 4 “Red Junes” 2 round, 1 conical and the other oblate.
I dont know much about him as a person. Looks like he died at 64 of an aneurism. Ive tried pine cambium before. Edible is the proper adjective in that case. Grape nuts aren’t much better. Young basswood leaves arent bad
Eh…The average male lifespan in 1975 was 68. Maybe you can chalk up his 4 year shorter life to working in boatbuilding and repair in WW2. When everyone thought eating a bowl of asbestos was a tasty, healthy craving…lol
With Wismer Desert joining Disharoon, Williams Pride, Anna, Jefferis, Summer Row, Vered,Galacia, Holly and Blairmont; I should be well early appled. Those are all earlish I think. Oh and Kerry Irish Pippin too.I was going to say Park’s Pippin but that is more mid-season maybe.
A motley crew, but it is what should grow here; Wismer may or may not. Black Amish? Was that early?
I was going to plant Red Astrachan as an early red apple that was planted in my area in the 1800s. But I read it is very susceptible to Blister Canker in Virginia so that is out. Some others I was interested in are fire blight magnets.