Widow’s friend—Irish heritage apples

widows friend tag

I came across this apple tree in May 2015 in Scariff, at the Irish Seed Savers Association orchards. The name tag made me laugh (see below). Small to medium sized apple with an irregular shape. Pale yellow-green with large crimson blush. Its origins are in County Armagh. In the fall, the tree bears heavily, perhaps that is where the name comes from. Drawn with Faber-Castell color pencils.

widows friend