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Winter Sweet

Synonyms: Winter Sweeting. Not the same as Winter Sweet Paradise .

Identification: Medium tending to large, round. The skin is thin and smooth, yellow almost completely washed dark red with faint darker stripes. Marked with abundant tan lenticels.

Characteristics: The flesh is yellowish white, very firm, crisp and juicy. Very sweet.

Origins: One of several apples cultivated during the 1700 and 1800s on the homesteads of Great Smoky Mountains National Park which straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee (U.S.A.). The Winter Sweet, among others, was identified and recovered from these long-abandoned homesteads by the late Henry Morton of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and propagated the varietal to bring it back into the selection of heritage apples available to hobby orchardists. Unfortunately, the origin of Winter Sweet is unknown.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

Harvest: Ready for harvest in the fifth period.

Harvest period: 5

Status: dual