Apple Sam Young

Apple Sam Young

An Irish heritage variety, also known as Irish Russet, Apple Sam Young was first recorded in the early 19th century and was widely grown and appreciated throughout the country. A late dessert apple, it is small, round and flattened, green to greenish-yellow, occasionally showing a faint orange blush or red stippling; it is almost covered with greyish russeting, and often develops cracks. If this sounds unattractive, just taste one! The greenish-white flesh is firm and juicy, with a rich, winy flavour and perfect balance of sweetness and acidity – particularly good with cheese. Pick after leaf-fall, as the flavour improves the later it’s harvested. Very good keeper. Moderately vigorous, spreading tree, spur-bearer. Resistant to scab and canker, and a good choice for wetter areas.

Site: Some shelter
Soil: Any reasonably well drained
Position: Crops best in full sun
Pick: Late November or December
Keep: November to February
Hardiness: Hardy
Pollination: Pollination Group 2 (pollinates with Groups 1, 2 and 3)
Uses: Eating apple

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Type | Size: Pot | 2L
Rootstock: MM106
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