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 Carpentin
Carpentin
Grown by: Herb Teichman
Eau Clair, Michigan 1999

from Apples of New York- S.A. Beach:

"A little dessert fruit of about the size of the Lady apple, with red-russet skin and highly aromatic flavor. The following description is made from fruit furnished by C. D. Zimmerman, Buffalo, N. Y., who states that the variety has been marketed locally under the name Carnation apple.

 

At A Glance
name: Carpentin
origin: ?
date: ?
parentage: ?
season: December to April
Tree
"Tree vigorous, with long, slender shoots.

Fruit
"Fruit small to very small; uniform in size and shape. Form roundish conic to somewhat oblate, regular and symmetrical; occasionally sides unequal. Stem very long, slender. Cavity large, acute to acuminate, deep, broad, symmetrical, often with concentric broken russet lines. Calyx small, closed; lobes short, broad, nearly obtuse. Basin abrupt, shallow to moderately deep, narrow to moderately wide, nearly smooth or sometimes very lightly furrowed, symmetrical, marked with concentric broken lines of russet.
"Skin thick, rather tough, dull yellow or with bright red blush, partly smooth but more or less netted or covered with cinnamon-russet. Dots scattering, gray.
"Calyx tube small, short, narrow to rather wide, conical or funnel-shape. Stamens nearly basal.
"Core axile, medium, often closed; core lines meeting or slightly clasping. Carpels elliptic to round or broadly obovate, emarginate. Seeds dark, medium to below, moderately wide, rather short, obtuse to broadly acute.
"Flesh nearly white, sometimes with reddish tinge next the skin, very firm, fine, crisp, tender, very juicy, acid until fully ripe when it becomes subacid, brisk, strongly aromatic, with high flavor and very food quality.
"Season December to April."


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 Champlain
Champlain
Grown by: Herb Teichman
Eau Clair, Michigan 1999

from Apples of New York- S.A. Beach:

"Nurserymen sometimes list this variety as Nyack, and sometimes as Summer Pippin, but seldom or never as Champlain. Fruit of good size, smooth and attractive for a greenish-yellow apple. It is good for dessert and excellent for culinary use. Since it ripens in succession from late August till October, more than two pickings are required to secure the crop in good condition, neither too green nor too ripe. The tree is a good grower, hardy, healthy, and moderately long-lived. It comes into bearing rather young and is a reliable cropper, yielding good crops biennially or almost annually. Some find Champlain a profitable commercial variety, but usually it is grown for home use rather than for market.
At A Glance
name: Champlain
origin: unknown
date: before 1871
parentage: unknown
harvest: August
season: August-October
Historical
"Origin unknown. In 1871 it was included n the list of the American Pomological Society's Catalogue under the name Summer Pippin, but since 1897 it has been listed as Champlain. Old trees of it are frequently found in the home orchards throughout the state. It is now seldom planted.

Tree
"Tree medium to large, vigorous with long and moderately stout branches. Form upright spreading to roundish, open. Twigs long to medium, straight, moderately stout; internodes long. Bark dull brown tinged with olive-green, lightly streaked with scarf-skin, heavily pubescent. Lenticels scattering, medium size, oblong, slightly raised. Buds medium size, plump, obtuse, appressed, pubescent.

Fruit
"Fruit medium to large, not very uniform in size or shape. Form roundish, rather conical to ovate or somewhat oblong, irregularly ribbed; sides somewhat unequal. Stem medium to long, medium to rather thick. Cavity acuminate to acute, moderately shallow to deep, rather narrow to medium in width, sometimes furrowed and usually lightly russeted. Calyx small to medium, closed or slightly open. Basin, shallow to medium in depth, narrow, a little abrupt, nearly smooth.
"Skin tender, greenish-yellow or pale yellow, often with a light crimson blush. Dots numerous, small, russet or submerged.
"Calyx tube conical to funnel-form, usually rather short but sometimes elongated. Stamens median to marginal.
"Core large, axile to somewhat abaxile; cells open; core lines clasp the funnel cylinder. Carpels smooth, elongated ovate, not emarginate. Seeds rather dark brown, medium size, rather narrow and short, plump, sharp pointed, almost acuminate.
"Flesh white or with slight tinge of yellow, rather fine, very tender, juicy, sprightly, subacid, good to very good.
"Season late August till October."


 


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