Also known as: Lady Fitzpatrick, Patton, Alabama Pearmain(?)
Carter’s Blue was first grown in the 1840’s by Colonel Carter of Mount Meigs Depot, Alabama. The fruit is very attractive with a bluish color due to its heavy bloom. Once thought to be extinct, this wonderful apple was rediscovered by Lee Calhoun growing in the National Fruit Trust in Kent, England. Medium to large fruit with greenish-yellow skin, mostly covered with dull red and all overlaid with a heavy bluish bloom. Flesh is white, crisp and juicy and very fragrant. Flavor has been described as “rose-water.” Ripens September and not a good keeper.