All Varieties


  • Starr

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    Also known as: Star in the East, Star, Early Greening Historically, there has been some confusion between Starr and Star, both of which at one time were considered as separate apples. However, in his research for his excellent book, Calhoun states that they are probably …

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  • Spice of Old Virginia

    Spice of Old Virginia

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    There is some confusion as to the identity of this apple. In 1859 Hopewell Nurseries of Fredericksburg, Virginia sold an apple known as Virginia Spice. This apple is described as being medium in size with whitish skin covered with a few brown dots. Spice of …

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  • Sops of Wine

    Sops of Wine

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    Also known as: Bell’s Favorite, Bell’s Early, Hominy, Sops in Wine, Bennington Dodge’s Early Red, Early Washington, Homing, Pie Apple, Red Shropasvine, Strawberry, Warden’s Pie Apple, Worden’s Pie Apple Formerly sold in the South as Hominy, Sops of Wine is described as an excellent early …

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  • Snow

    Snow

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    Also known as: Fameuse, Red American, Royal Snow, Snow Chimney, Chimney Apple, Pomme de Neige, Chimney Point A very old and very attractive dark red apple brought to America in the 1700’s by early French settlers, probably as seedlings from Canada. The apple was noted …

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  • Smokehouse

    Smokehouse

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    Also known as: Gibbons Smokehouse, Mill Creek, Red Vandevere, English Vandevere, Mill Creek Vandevere, Red Vandevere A wonderful and very flavorful apple that originated in the 1830’s with William Gibbons of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The original tree grew up near the smokehouse of Mr. Gibbons …

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  • Smith Seedling

    Smith Seedling

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    This apple arose with the Smith family of Francisco in Stokes County, North Carolina before the start of the Civil War. It was grown commercially by Garland Smith around 1900 in a large orchard containing over 2000 trees. The apples were sold by Mr. Smith …

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  • Smith’s Cider

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    Also known as: Cider, Cider Apple, Poplar Bluff, Choice Kentuck, Fowler, Fuller, Jackson Winesap, Pennsylvania Cider, Smith’s An excellent cider apple that is also very good for eating out-of-hand. Believed to have originated in Bucks County, Pennsylvania in the 1800’s. Fruit is medium to large …

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  • Shockley

    Shockley

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    Also known as: Waddell Hall, Waddel Hall, Horse Bud, Dixie Shockley is one of the all-time Southern favorites once grown from Virginia to Georgia. It originated with Mr. Shockley of Jackson County, Georgia in 1852 and was first exhibited at the Georgia State Fair that …

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  • Shenandoah

    Shenandoah

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    This is a very fine, but little known apple of recent origin, developed in 1942. Created by George D. Oberle, noted apple breeder in the 1940’s and 50’s at Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg, Virginia. Dr. Oberle was also involved in the development and release …

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  • Scott’s Winter

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    Also known as: Scott’s Red Winter, Wilcox’s Winter Scott’s Winter originated in 1864 on the Scott farm of Newport, Vermont. It is an attractive red apple well-suited for cooking when under-ripe due to its high acid content. When fully ripe, it is a very fine …

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  • Schell

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    Also known as: Shell, Schull Schell is an apple of West Virginia origin described in 1839 and once sold by the Fruitland Nursery of Augusta, Georgia in 1871. Fruit is medium-sized, round, and occasionally lobed. Skin is clear yellow, sometimes with a pink blush on …

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  • San Jacinto

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    A very early season apple which originated in Georgia sometime before 1900. The story goes that Dr. A.M. Ragland of Pilot Point, Texas, bought some apple trees from the Fruitland Nursery of Augusta, Georgia, which were labeled as the variety “Mrs. Bryan.” Several years later …

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  • Salome

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    Originated around 1853 in Ottawa, Illinois and first propagated by Mr. E.C. Hatheway. He exhibited the apple in 1878 before the Illinois State Horticultural Society where it was introduced to the public as Salome. It has a very good flavor, but its relatively small size …

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  • Saint Edmund’s Pippin

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    Also known as: Saint Edmund’s Russet, Saint Edmund’s, Early Golden Russet An old classic English dessert apple that ranks among the best for fresh eating. It originated with a Mr. R. Harvey of Suffolk, England, and was recognized as a high quality fruit by the …

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  • Rusty Coat

    Rusty Coat

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    An old, well-known variety popular in the South. The true origins are difficult to trace as any old Southern apple with heavy russet on the outer skin was typically called “Rusty Coat.” This apple is probably identical to Keener Seedling. Small to medium in size …

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  • Roxbury Russet

    Roxbury Russet

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    Also known as: Boston Russet, Russet Golden, Leather Coat, Putnam Russet, Shippen’s Russet, Belpre Russet, Marietta Russet, Sylvan Russet, Hewe’s Russet, Warner Russet Roxbury Russet is perhaps the most popular russet apple grown in the south. It is the oldest American apple and was introduced …

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  • Rome Beauty

    Rome Beauty

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    Also known as: Rome, Gillett’s Seedling, Foust’s Rome Beauty, Phoenix, Royal Red, Starbuck, Roman Beauty One of the most important US commercial varieties for many years, Rome Beauty is considered one of the best cooking and processing varieties available. It originated around 1817 when Zebulon …

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  • Roman Stem

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    Also known as: French Pippin This fine American apple arose in Burlington, New Jersey, and was first described in 1817. The name is derived from the appearance of a prominent fleshy protuberance at the base of the stem which is said to resemble an aquiline …

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  • Ribston Pippin

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    Also known as: Ribston, Reinette Grenade Anglaise, Travers Pippin, Essex Pippin, Beautiful Pippin, Formosa, Glory of York, Ribstone, Rockhill’s Russet, Travers A very high quality English dessert apple first discovered at Ribston Hall near Knaresborough, Yorkshire. It is believed to have originated from seeds brought …

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  • Rhode Island Greening

    Rhode Island Greening

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    Also known as: Burlington, Burlington Greening, Russine, Greening, Ganges, Green Newtown Pippin, Green Winter Pippin, Jersey Greening, Yellow Sweeting(?) This historic old American apple originated about 1650 at Green’s End, Newport, Rhode Island. At the end of the 19th century, it was one of New …

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