Monthly Archive for: ‘July, 2013’

  • Winter Jon

    Winter Jon

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    Also known as: Winter John, Sour Jon A fine old mountain apple of unknown origin grown in the Southern Appalachians for generations. Long noted as an excellent cooking variety, Winter Jon is also superb for cider making. Its rather tart flavor blends well with sweeter cider varieties. Fruit …

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  • Winter Banana

    Winter Banana

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    Also known as: Banana, Flory A very attractive apple that when well grown can have a very faint aroma of fresh bananas. Winter Banana originated around 1876 in Cass Co., Indiana and was introduced as a commercial seller in 1890. Fruit is large and conical …

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  • Winesap

    Winesap

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    Also known as: Holland’s Red Winter, Blacktwig, Winter Winesap, Royal Red, Texan Red, Old Fashion Winesap, Potpie, Refugee, Wine Sop, Banana, Dukes Winesap(?) Probably the most popular apple in the South but is of northern heritage. Originated in New Jersey around 1800 and has given …

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  • Wine

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    Also known as: Hay’s Winter, Winter Wine, Large Winter Red, Winter Haze, English Redstreak, Pennsylvania Red Streak, Wine Apple, Hollow Crown Pearmain, Redstreak, Winter Red, Fine Winter, Hay’s Wine, Wine of Pennsylvania This apple came from Delaware in the mid-1800’s and is quite well adapted …

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  • Willow Twig

    Willow Twig

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    Also known as: Willow, James River, Red Willow Twig, Willow Leaf(?), Maryland Red Streak(?), Missing Link(?) The origin of this apple is rather obscure, but generally believed to have arisen in Virginia in the mid-1800’s. The tree is very attractive, with a drooping appearance similar …

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  • William’s Favorite

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    Also known as: Williams, Williams Apple, Southern Queen, Ladies Apple, Queen, Williams Red, Early Red, Red, Favorite, Motto(?) A wonderful old southern apple well known for its adaptability to most growing conditions. The tree arose around 1750 on the farm of Captain Benjamin Williams in …

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  • White Winter Pearmain

    White Winter Pearmain

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    Also known as: White Pearmain, Cambellite, Griffin’s Pearmain (in Texas) A very fine apple first described in 1867. Widely sold throughout the South and prized for its fresh eating qualities. A North Carolina in 1870 stated: “Regarded by leading pomologists as the highest flavored apple …

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    White Bausel

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    Also known as: Bausel, Balsam? A local apple discovered growing here in Ashe County and first obtained from our late friend, Swanzie Shepherd, who once grew and maintained hundreds of old Southern apples. A large to very large yellowish-white apple with a clean, tart flavor. …

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  • Westfield Seek-No-Further

    Westfield Seek-No-Further

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    Also known as: Connecticut, Marietta Seek-No-Further, New England-Seek-No-Further, New England Red, Red Winter, Red Winter Pearmain, Seeknofurther, Seek-No-Further, Signifinger, Seek, Red Seek-No-Further, Westfield Most commonly known as Seek-No-Further, this high-quality apple originated near Westfield, Massachusetts, around 1796 and was widely sold in New York markets …

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  • Western Beauty

    Western Beauty

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    Also known as: Beauty of the West, Big Rambo, Ohio Beauty, Musgrove’s Cooper, Grosh, Wells, Mammoth Rambo, Large Summer Rambo Believed to have originated in Marietta, Pennsylvania in 1815. Fruit closely resembles Summer Rambo, but ripens later. Considered one of the best fall apples. Fruit …

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