From the founding of Jamestown to the time of Washington and Jefferson, every plantation owner made cider, drank cider, and bragged about his cider.
TOM PUTT is also called Coalbrook, Devonshire Nine Square, Izod's Kernel, January Tom Putt, Jeffrey's Seedling, and Tom Potter. It was raised by the Reverend Tom Putt, rector of Trent, Somerset, England, near the end of the 18th century. This culinary fruit is also suitable for cider making and has a background color of greenish-yellow, over one-half striped red. Often, there are red blotches on the surface. It has an irregular shape and the tree is vigorous and spreading. It begins to bear early, yielding full crops annually. When stored, it becomes greasy. The white flesh is juicy, crisp and acid. Sometimes, there is bitterness to the flavor. Ripens in September
- Early Fall - September