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Smokehouse Apple

Smokehouse Apple

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In the 1830’s in Lancaster County Pennsylvania, a seedling apple tree grew beside the smokehouse of William Gibbons. Perhaps it sprang from a core that some one had tossed there while they tended the fire. Who knows? What we do know is that Smokehouse has stood the test of time due to its great flavour. Traditionally it is picked a little early and used for baking. But if it’s allowed to ripen fully on the tree, some people have described its balanced flavour “like drinking fresh-pressed cider!” Begins bearing early and crops annually.

Canadian Hardiness Zone: 5

Recommended Use: fresh eating, cooking

Ripens: Late September

Pollination: Requires a pollinator

Height including roots: 100-200 cm one-year tree


To Order for Fall 2020: orders for fall shipping or pick-up can be placed September to October for planting this year in early November, as weather permits. We sell only apples and pears bareroot in the fall, as they are most winter hardy. Everything else (as well as apple and pear) is available in spring. If you wish to place an order containing spring sale items, please email us to reserve them, or wait until December to order for the spring.

To Order for Spring 2021: orders for spring shipping or pick-up can be placed as early as December. If you wish to reserve anything before that time or have any questions, please email us: sales@silvercreeknursery.ca