Apple (Malus) 'Pound Sweet'

Pound Sweet Apple (Pumpkin Pound Sweet Apple)

Categories: Fruit Tree

 It originated in the orchard of S. Lyman, Manchester, Connecticut, and was recorded in 1834. Large in size, and rectangular to truncate-conic in shape, with distinct ribs, the yellow skin is marbled with a greenish-yellow, and usually has a brown flush. There is scarfskin over much of the surface. 

More About Apple (Malus) 'Pound Sweet'

  • Manchester, CT 1834
  • good for apple butter making

The yellow flesh is firm and crisp with a sweet flavor. Suitable for baking, frying, preserving or dessert. Often used for apple butter making. Sometimes, this variety was also stewed with quince. It is highly productive, but bears biennially, and the fruit ripens unevenly and tends to watercore. It ripens in September.

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10-20 Ft

Hardiness Zone:


Apple (Malus) 'Pound Sweet' Characteristics


  • Sun Tolerant

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Needs well drained soil

Bearing/Fruiting Time

  • Mid season

Bloom Time

  • Mid season

Fruit Qualities

  • texture, soft
  • mild flavor

Fruiting Attributes

  • medium size
  • good for cooking/baking
  • storage, short life

Plant Size

  • Semi-dwarf (12-18')