All Varieties


  • King of Pippins

    King of Pippins

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    Also known as: Golden Winter Pearmain, Reine des Reinettes An apple of English origin formerly known as Golden Winter Pearmain but introduced into Brompton, England around 1800 as King of the Pippins. A wonderful apple, small in size but full of flavor. It is said …

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  • King Luscious

    King Luscious

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    Although this apple is not considered an heirloom variety, it is quite a popular apple in western North Carolina. Discovered as a seedling in 1935 in Hendersonville, NC, it was introduced by the Will Dalton Nursery. The skin is greenish-yellow covered with deep red and …

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  • King David

    King David

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    In 1893, a single tree was found growing along a fence row on the farm of Ben Frost in Durham, Arkansas. Thought to be a cross of Jonathan x Winesap or Jonathan x Arkansas Black, it was bought and trademarked by Stark Bro’s Nursery in …

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  • Kidd's Orange Red

    Kidd’s Orange Red

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    Although not considered an “heirloom” variety, Kidd’s Orange is an fine dessert apple which deserves its place in the home orchard. It originated in 1924 in New Zealand as a cross of Delicious and Cox’s Orange Pippin. The vigorous and precocious tree produces fruit which …

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  • June Sweeting

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    Also known as: June Sweetening, June Sweetner, Red June Sweet Though this apple can be confused due to its many synonyms, this is most likely the original variety, Red June Sweet, described in 1878. It was also known under the synonym of June Sweeting. The …

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  • Junaluska

    Junaluska

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    Also known as: Junaliska, Junaluskee, John Berry Keeper Junaluska is one of those venerable old apples long sought by apple collectors but thought to have been extinct since the 1800’s. In 2001, noted apple hunter Tom Brown of Clemmons, NC, located an apple resembling Junaluska …

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  • July Tart

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    According to information, July Tart was an family heirloom variety found at the home of Mrs. Press Whittaker near Cumberland, Kentucky. She had grafted it from an old tree planted by her father when she was a young child. The true history of the original …

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  • July Sweet

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    A very rare and obscure local apple obtained from noted apple collector and preservationist, Carlos Manning of Lester, West Virginia. Our friend Carlos has been instrumental in “rediscovering” many wonderful old heritage apples once thought to be extinct, including Rainbow and Western Beauty. The origin …

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  • Jonathan

    Jonathan

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    Also known as: King Philip, Philip Rick, Ulster Seedling Jonathan is one of this country’s most important commercial apples grown extensively in the northern regions on the nation, particularly Michigan, Ohio, Washington, and Pennsylvania. The apple originated as a seedling of the famous Esopus Spitzenburg …

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  • Jefferis

    Jefferis

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    Also known as: Everbearing, Grantham, Jefferis Red Jefferis is a high-quality fall apple well adapted to most growing conditions of the South. It originated in the 1840’s on the farm of Isaac Jefferis of Chester County, Pennsylvania. It makes a great apple for the home …

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  • Jarrett

    Jarrett

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    A popular regional apple originating in Watauga County, North Carolina. Although relatively unknown outside the northwestern area of North Carolina, it is a very highly prized apple still grown for local markets. The fruit is small and red-striped with yellow flesh.

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  • Jake's Seedling

    Jake’s Seedling

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    Our friend and fellow apple collector, Lee Calhoun, obtained this apple from Herbert Childress of Kentucky who himself is a collector of heirloom apples. The apple originated in Russell County, Kentucky, on the farm of J. B. Garner. For many years this apple was a …

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  • Ingram

    Ingram

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    Also known as: Ingraham, Ingram’s Seedling Ingram is a seedling of Ralls Janet which originated on the farm of Martin Ingram in Springfield, Missouri in the 1850’s. A very dependable bearer which rarely fails to produce abundant crops every year. Medium to large in size …

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  • Husk Sweet

    Husk Sweet

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    A beautiful dark red apple discovered in Ashe Co. as a wild seedling. Husk Sweet has a honey-rich sweetness that can be surprising when first tasted. There is no hint of tartness or “bite” to the apple when eaten, but instead a rich, smooth sweet …

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  • Husk Spice

    Husk Spice

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    A wonderful fresh-eating apple which also makes outstanding pie. Discovered as a wild seedling on our property here in Ashe Co. in the mid 80’s. Fruit is mostly yellow with a reddish blush on the sun-exposed side. Flavor is spicy and appealing with a nice …

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  • Huntsman

    Huntsman

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    Also known as: Huntsman Favorite Originated about 1850 on the farm of John Huntsman of Fayette, Missouri, and was widely grown in Kansas and Missouri. Although prized for its fresh eating qualities and the vigor and productiveness of the tree, it was never widely sold …

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  • Hunge

    Hunge

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    Believed to have originated in North Carolina in the 1700’s, Hunge is a classic old apple long valued for its many wonderful qualities. Once believed lost, Hunge was rediscovered and saved in 1986 by Gertrude Morris of Newton Grove, North Carolina. It is one of …

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  • Hudson’s Golden Gem

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    A world-class dessert apple discovered as a wild seedling growing along a fence row at the Hudson Nursery in Tangent, Oregon, in 1931. A large apple, very conical in shape, with a dull yellow russet skin. This russet skin contributes to its disease resistance, especially …

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  • Hubbardston's Nonesuch

    Hubbardston’s Nonesuch

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    Also known as: John May, Red Winter Nonsuch, American Blush, Old Town Pippin, Nonsuch, Van Fleet, Hubbardston’s Nonsuch, Farmer’s Profit Hubbardston’s Nonesuch originated in Hubbardston, Massachusetts in the early 1800’s. Although it is considered to be a fine flavored apple, it never achieved much recognition …

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  • Horse

    Horse

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    Also known as: Yellow Horse, Old Fashion Horse, Carolina Horse, Summer Horse, Green Horse, McBath, Oldfield Horse, Improved Horse, Trippes Horse, Hoss Horse was probably the most popular apple grown for home use in the South. Believed by some to have originated in Nash County, …

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