Edith Smith

Lineage: McIntosh sdlg
Introduced by: Leonard Smith, Lucky Lake Sk
Date: 1964

Notes:
fruit 7cm. yellow-green with orange-red cheek. Rather tough and pulpy. Good cooking and keeping. H2-3.
-Edible Apples in Prairie Canada

Selected by Mr. L. W. Smith at Lucky Lake, Saskatchewan, this variety has shown varying degrees of injury in test orchards and should be used only on a trial basis in wellprotected locations in Zone 3B and possibly Zone 4.
-Hort Facts, Nelson, 1976

 

 

 

A medium size cream-red blush, good " fresh eating and cooking quality apple with average hardiness.
-Hort Facts, Stushnoff, 1985

It originated at Lucky Lake, Saskatchewan, was grown from seed by Leonard Smith in 1940, tested and introduced by Lakeshore Tree Farms, Saskatoon, in 1964. The tree is vigorous, upright and rounded, with excellent wide-angled branching habit. It is hardy to zone 2a but susceptible to fire blight, sunscald, and fall freezes. The fruit is medium size, 6-7 cm (2 1/2 - 3") in diameter, oblong and frequently oblique in shape, slightly ribbed, and matures in mid-late season, usually in late September. It has a very short pedicel, very shallow stem cavity and basin, and a small core. The skin is thick, yellowish-green blushed or washed with orange red, and a somewhat bitter skin. The flesh is greenish-white to white, very firm, slightly tough and pulpy texture, but sweetly acid. It is fair for fresh eating, good for cooking, and very good for pie. It stores well for up to 12 weeks.
-Prairie Apple Cultivars, Peters

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