Baking Apples

  • Hawkeye Delicious

    Hawkeye Delicious

    Also known as: Red Delicious This is the original progenitor of the well known Delicious apple from which Red Delicious arose. It was first grown on the farm of Jesse Hiatt of Peru, Iowa about 1870. The original delicious tree sprouted from seeds of Yellow …

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  • Harvey

    One of the oldest English culinary apples, Harvey was first mentioned in 1629 by John Parkinson, a fruit enthusiast who recognized the importance of different fruit varieties. It was named for Dr. Gabriel Harvey, Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Fruit is large, oblong-conical and occasionally …

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  • Harry Masters Jersey

    Also known as: Port Wine Originated in the late 19th century with Harry Masters of Yarlington, England. A vintage, bittersweet cider apple which produces a sweet, medium tannin juice and makes a very high quality cider with a soft astringency. Fruit size is medium with …

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  • Harrison

    Also known as: Newark, Orange Cider Apple Harrison is a classic American cider apple first described in 1817 in Coxe’s, “A View of the Cultivation of Fruit Trees in America”. Lost for generations, noted apple historian Tom Burford discovered a 75 year-old tree in New …

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  • Hackworth


    Also known as: All Summer, Frederick(?) A long-time popular variety that most likely originated with Dr. Nichodemus Hackworth (1816-1893) of Morgan County, Alabama. A letter sent to the USDA by T.W. Dermington of Lavonia, Georgia, in 1907 stated that the apple arose as a chance …

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  • Haas


    Also known as: Fall Queen, Maryland Queen, Hoss, Haas Apple, Gros Pommier Haas originated with Gabriel Cerre of St. Louis, Missouri in the 1800’s. According to Beach (1905), it was widely disseminated throughout the Midwest and Southwest where it was recognized as one of the …

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  • Guyandotte Pippin

    Guyandotte Pippin

    Also known as: Guyandotte, Guyan From a descriptive account by James R. Hall of Logan, West Virginia, as presented in Lee Calhoun’s book: “A local seedling was found 200 yards from the Guyandotte River and bears small to medium size, all-red, somewhat elongated apples. We …

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  • Grimes Golden

    Grimes Golden

    Also known as: Grimes Golden Pippin, Bellflower Considered one of the finest American apples ever, Grimes Golden originated in 1790 near the town of Wellsburg in Brooke Co., West Virginia, where today a granite monument still stands in recognition of this outstanding apple. Grimes Golden …

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  • Green River

    A local apple from the extensive collection of Herbert Childress of Dunnville, Kentucky. Mr. Childress describes it as a “very large, red-striped apple which ripens in the fall. The flesh is tender, juicy and medium acid. An excellent apple.”   Print

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  • Green Pippin

    Green Pippin

    This apple is said to have originated in Indiana in the 1800’s, but was certainly grown in the southern Appalachians for many years prior to this time. This large, roundish apple has green skin which turns a greenish-yellow when fully ripe. The white aromatic flesh …

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