Baking Apples

  • Yarlington Mill

    Yarlington Mill

    A very old English cider apple which originated in the 19th century in Yarlington, West Cadbury where it was found growing out of a wall near a water wheel. It produces a fine bittersweet cider with a good aroma and flavor. Fruit is small with …

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  • Yankee Sweet

    Yankee Sweet

    Once very popular in Floyd County and around Roanoke, Virginia, but quite rare and unknown today. Origin unclear. Its mild, sweet flavor makes this a pleasant fresh-eating apple but it is at its best when turned into apple preserves or marmalade. Also excellent for applesauce …

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  • Wolf River

    Wolf River

    A very well known apple in the Southern Appalachians prized for its outstanding applesauce and apple butter. Wolf River is an enormous apple that originated with William Springer of Quebec, Canada. Springer left his home in Canada for Wisconsin around 1856, stopping along the way …

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  • Winter Sweet

    Winter Sweet

    This attractive late fall apple comes from the collection of the late Henry Morton of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Mr. Morton was instrumental in finding and saving many wonderful apple trees on the many old abandoned homesteads in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The origin of …

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  • Winter Jon

    Winter Jon

    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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  • Winesap


    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

    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

    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

    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 Bausel1

    White Bausel

    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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