Smokehouse apple tree is a seedling of the ancient American variety, Vandevere. Smokouse originated in Lampeter Township, Pennsylvania circa 1837.
Smokehouse apples are medium to large and rectangular or conical in shape. The skin has a greenish-yellow background with a red flush and some striping, along with large tan lenticels scattered over a large portion of the surface. Inside, the yellow-white flesh’s texture is tender and firm. This apple is also very juicy, with a fresh cider aroma and a sweet, rich flavor with spicy, malty notes. eating fresh out of hand as a dessert variety, cooking and baking, and cider making.
Ripens in September.
Best pollinators: any Golden Delicious, Cox’s Orange Pippin, Newton Pippin, Ashmeads Kernel, Pink Lady