Baking Apples

  • Red Rebel

    Red Rebel

    This beautiful apple originated about 1850 in Rappahannock, Virginia on the farm of Captain Charles B. Wood. It was once described in old nursery catalogs as “the prettiest apple that grows.” Despite its attractiveness and fine flavor, the apple never gained a following in the …

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  • Red Astrachan

    Red Astrachan

    Also known as: Red Ashmore, Abe Lincoln, Captain, American Red, Hamper’s American, Waterloo, Beauty of Wales, Castle Leno Pippin, Deterding’s Early, Duke of Devon Second only to Winesap as the most widely sold Southern apple and at one time was one of the most widely …

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  • Reasor Green

    Reasor Green

    There is a wonderful essay in the November 2002 edition of Smithsonian magazine describing Tim Hensley’s quest for Reasor Green, an old-timey apple once raised and sold by his great-great-grandfather, C.C. Davis, at his nursery in Lee County, Virginia in 1886. The tree was thought …

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  • Razor Russet

    Razor Russet

    A fine flavored apple discovered as a limb mutation of Golden Delicious in the Browning Orchard near Wallingford, KY, by the late W. Armstrong, former Extension Specialist with the University of Kentucky. Introduced in 1970. Fruit is large, symmetrical round to somewhat conical and uniformly …

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  • Rattle Core

    Rattle Core

    Also known as: Rattler, Rattle-Box(?), Hollow Core Pippin(?) This is an old mountain apple with the unusual trait of having loose seeds in a hollow central core that makes a distinct rattling sound when the fruit is shaken. Known as Rattle Core in North Carolina, …

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  • Ralls Janet

    Ralls Janet

    Also known as: Neverfail, Jefferson Pippin, Royal Janette, Rawle’s Janet, Geneton, Rawle’s Genet, Jeniton, Gennetting, Jannetting, Rock Rimmon, Rock Remain, Rauls Genet, Rollings Jennetting, Rock of Remon, Jefferson Pippin, Red Neverfail, Royal Janette, Winter Gennetting, Yellow Jannette, Rock of Ammon, Rholl, Winter Neverfail, Gray Romanite, …

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  • Rainbow


    A strikingly beautiful apple from Missouri sold by Stark Bros. Nursery around 1900. First listed by a Virginia nursery from 1898 to 1901. A large fruit with yellow skin colorfully striped with red. The yellow flesh is juicy and fine-grained. Ripens in August to September. …

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  • Pumpkin Sweet

    Pumpkin Sweet

    Also known as: Pound Sweet, Pound Sweeting, Pumpkin Sweeting, Rhode Island Sweet, Round Sweet, Vermont Sweet, Lyman’s Pumpkin Sweet, Sweet Pumpkin, Yankee Apple, Vermont Pumpkin Sweet The name for this apple is derived from its large size and yellowish-orange color. It originated in 1800’s in …

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  • Primate


    Also known as: July Apple, Harvest Apple, Belle Rose, Early Tart Harvest, North American Best, Powers, Rough and Ready, Round and Ready, Scott, Sour Harvest, Zour Bough Primate is a high-quality apple which originated about 1840 on the farm of Calvin D. Bingham of Camillus, …

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  • Priestly


    Also known as: Priestly’s American, Red Cathead, Bartlett Priestly originated in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and was first described in 1817. A fine fresh eating apple noted for its keeping ability, staying fresh and quite juicy until late spring. The tree is vigorous, productive and a …

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