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Carter’s Blue


Carter’s Blue


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Color: blue tint, green- yellow skin and dull red, flesh is white

Texture: crisp and juicy

Taste: delicate, rose- like, aromatic

Size: med to large

Uses: fresh eating, juice


Ideal Growing Conditions: partial to full sun, 6+ sun hours

Ripening: September to November


Origin: Montgomery, AL; 1840s

AKA: Lady Fitzpatrick, Patton

Fun Fact: Bloom and foliage of tree has blue tint. Lee Calhoun, Pittsboro, NC, helped reintroduce Carter’s Blue to south

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