Peck Pleasant

Tart
Discovered Early 1800s Rhode Island
Parentage Unknown
Harvest
DESCRIPTION

Peck Pleasant (Peck) originated in Rhode Island in the early 1800s, and for some years it was widely grown in northern Connecticut. A green, medium-sized apple with a pink blush, its flesh is juicy and crisp, and it has a lightly tart flavor, with hints of mango. Its trees are susceptible to disease and often bear small crops. Still, it was once “one of the most salable apples in the market of Providence,” wrote Kenrick, and received high praise from Hedrick: “The many spreading, lichen-covered ancients of this old sort to be found in the dooryards and farm orchards of New York and New England are testimonials to the esteem in which lovers of fruit hold it.”  

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