Mother is an antique American apple that was first discovered in Bolton, Massachusetts, 1840. In Cornwall called the "American Mother" or the "Cornish Cox."
Mother is an outstanding eating apple. Fruit is round to tallish, conical, red over yellow. Distinctive flavor, wintergreen aroma. Some think uit has a distinctive basalmic flavor. Needs full sun to be at its best.
The tree is moderatly vigorous, spreading, takes a while to begin bearing, but when it does, it is a hardy and dependable. Fairly resistant to all the major diseases except for fireblight, which is it is somewhat susceptible to. Ready to harvest around September in upstate New York, with peak season: October-December.