Hardy Cumberland Apples
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Hardy Cumberland apples are a medium to large variety with a round to conic shape. The skin is matte and smooth with a green to yellow base and has patches of red speckling and bright red blushing. The white flesh is crisp and juicy with a central fibrous core running the length of the fruit with a few dark brown seeds. Hardy Cumberland apples are firm, crunchy, and sweet with moderately low acidity.
Hardy Cumberland apples are available in the fall.
The Hardy Cumberland apple is an heirloom variety of Malus domestica that is known for its late ripening. It is an old cultivar native to Pennsylvania that has a history dating back to at least the early 1900s. These Hardy Cumberlands are grown by See Canyon Apple Orchards in San Luis Obispo, CA.
Apples of all sorts are very healthy additions to the diet. They contain important nutrients such as Vitamin C. The soluble fiber in apples—called pectin—protects arteries against cholesterol buildup. Apple also contain insoluble fiber, which helps keep the digestive system working properly.
This apple is an excellent all-purpose fruit, good for both fresh eating and for baking. Hardy Cumberlands are good storage apples as well. Choose apples that are firm and have been kept cold in storage. They will last long kept in the refrigerator, since they ripen quickly at room temperature.
Apples of all varieties are a visible and popular fruit in the United States. Although they are commonly eaten by people of all ages, they are especially popular among kids. A recent study found that whole apples make up almost 19 percent of the fruit eaten by young people age 2 to 19.
This apple is a modern variety, developed at the University of Tennessee for its hardiness and tolerance of varying early and late season temperatures in southern climates.