From the founding of Jamestown to the time of Washington and Jefferson, every plantation owner made cider, drank cider, and bragged about his cider.
ARLET or Swiss Gourmet came from the Switzerland Research Station in the early 1980s. This dessert apple is a cross of Golden Delicious and Idared. Moderate size and very productive, and annual if thinned. Susceptible to apple scab fungus and powdery mildew. Fruit is medium, mild, sweet flavor. Matures late August. Stores about two to three months at 32 degrees. Should be good in apple butter.
- Late Summer - August
- Stores well