Thompson

Accession

Sandy River Orchard; Mercer, ME [Somerset County]

Synonyms

Somerset (of Maine)?, Thompson Somerset, Thompson’s Favoriite, Williams

Origin

Mercer, Maine (brought from Roxbury, Massachusetts); about1816

Season

Summer

Uses

Fresh eating/dessert, Cooking, Sauce

Distinctive Features

oblate conic, solid red with deeper red stripes, russeted cavity

Resembles

Porter (in Shape), Williams, Red Delicious, Sops of Wine, Mantet

Status of Name

Verified by Old Timer

DNA Information

Not yet tested