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Also called pumpkin sweet apple

Large and delightfully sweet. Productive tree bears fruit that has a yellow-green skin with a darker flush where it meets the sun. Slight russeting is not uncommon. Flesh is crisp and sweet, excellent for cooking and desserts. Melds together well with other fruit, like quince, for exquisite culinary delights. This is a go-to variety for apple butter! Antique variety, originates from Connecticut, circa 1834. Cold-hardy. Ripens in late September. Best pollinators: Stark® Jon-A-Red® Jonathan or any Golden Delicious.


Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Yellow Green
Fruit Size Large - Extra Large
Pollination Pollinator Needed
Ripens/Harvest September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Crisp, Juicy
Texture Medium Soft
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 4 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 8
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Recommended Pollinators

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Our experts recommend planting one of the following within 50' for optimum pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.


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What pollinator group is Pound Sweet in?
Laurie M on Apr 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This variety blooms early-mid season.

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