- Very juicy
- Reliable, productive cropper
- Hardy to zone 3
Smokehouse fruit is exceedingly juicy. Flesh is yellowish, crisp and firm with a pleasing spicy flavor. It is an excellent keeper. Besides its excellent eating qualities, Smokehouse is a fine cooking and baking apple. Lively flavor makes for excellent cider and juice.
The apple has greenish-yellow skin covered with shades and stripes of red.
Smokehouse is a seedling of the ancient American variety, Vandevere. Smokehouse originated in Lampeter Township, PA about 1800’s adjacent to William Gibbons’ smokehouse.
Reliable and productive. Precocious tree produces a regular abundance of apples. Ripens September or later depending on the locale.