Fruit Fact: Doctor Matthews, a variety of apples
A nice fennel flavored McIntosh style of apple that ripens in late Summer.
|Most Common Name:||Doctor Matthews|
|Origin:||Originated from Dr. W.F. Matthews in Tennessee.|
|Patents or Trademarks:||None|
Description: Large sized, roundish yet slightly conical apple with red stripes over a yellow skin.
Flavor and tasting notes: Anise flavored Mc-Intosh style apple.
Still being evaluated in California, does well on the East Coast.
Bloom Time Rating:
Harvest, storage and consumption:
Late Summer, mostly August.
Begin of Harvest: early Aug
End of Harvest: mid Aug
Stores Until: mid Sept
Mostly a sweet dessert apple.
Unknown at this time
Scab Susceptibility: Unknown
Fire Blight Susceptibility: Unknown
Powdery Mildew Susceptibility: Unknown
Cedar Apple Rust Susceptibility: Unknown
Black Rot Susceptibility: Unknown
Phytopthera Rots Susceptibility: Unknown
Fly Speck Susceptibility: Unknown
Coddling Moth Susceptibility: High
Nurseries that carry this variety:
Big Horse Creek Farm in Lansing, North Carolina.