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Summary: Once ranked as one of the four best American cider apples, this variety was thought lost until 2015.

Identification: Small, flat round. Smooth and completely and red, marked with darker red, indistinct broad stripes. Abundant small, tan-coloured lenticels.

Characteristics: Yellow flesh. Sweet. Dry

Uses: Makes noteworthy cider.

Origins: Listed by William Coxe in "A View of the Cultivation of Fruit Trees, and the Management of Orchards and Cider" published in 1817 as having been cultivated by the Poveshon family in Essex County, New Jersey (U.S.A.). It was considered a lost variety until 2015 when Wesley Stokes collected a bag full of small apples on a property he owned in western New York state. He subsequently read an article that contained a description of the Poveshon and found that it coincided with the apples that he had gathered. While his apples have yet to be positively identified as Poveshons, it at least provides a glimmer of hope that the cultivar has not been lost. In the meantime, cuttings have been taken from Wesley Stokes' apple trees and have been propagated.

Cultivation: Upright spreading tree. Bears heavy crops.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

Cold storage: Does not store well.

Harvest: Latter part of fourth period and early in the fifth.

Juice character: Sweet

Harvest period: 4

Type(s): Cider