Doctor Matthews

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Fruit Fact: Doctor Matthews, a variety of apples

A nice fennel flavored McIntosh style of apple that ripens in late Summer.

Variety Background:

Most Common Name: Doctor Matthews
Species: malus domestica
Synonyms: None
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:

Growth Habit:


Vigor: T2

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.

Eating: Yes
Cooking: No
Cider: No


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.


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