Cider Apples

  • Nickajack


    Also known as: Summerour, Winter Horse, Jackson Red, Missouri Red, Aberdeen, Howard, Mobbs, World’s Wonder Believed to have originated in the 1800’s with the Cherokee Indians on Nickajack Creek, Macon County, North Carolina. Although not noted for its fresh eating qualities, Nickajack was favored for …

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  • Newtown Pippin

    Newtown Pippin

    Also known as: Albemarle Pippin, Green Winter Pippin, New York Pippin, Virginia Pippin A venerable old variety originating in New York in the early 1700’s. It is generally believed the apple arose on the estate of Gershom Moore in what is now known as the …

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  • Mother


    Also known as: Gardener’s Apple, American Mother, Queen Anne, Mother of American Mother originated in the nineteenth century on the farm of Gen. Stephen P. Gardner of Bolton, Massachusetts. It is well adapted to the South and was very well known in central North Carolina. …

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  • Michelin


    This is an old and long popular English cider apple which originated with M. Legrand of Yvetot, Normandy around 1872. It was named after M.. Michelin, a well-known aficionado of cider apples. The apple was introduced into England in 1884 by the Woolhope Naturalists’ Field …

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  • Medaille d'Or

    Medaille d’Or

    A classic English cider apple which actually originated in Boisguillaume, France in the 1800’s. It was introduced into England in 1884 by the Woolhope Naturalists’ Field Club where it was embraced for its outstanding cider qualities. It is a bittersweet fruit which produces a sweet, …

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  • Victoria Limbertwig

    Also known as: Sweet Limbertwig Victoria Limbertwig is one of the more flavorful of the many Limbertwig varieties and one of the most beautiful. It is a very high quality dessert apple with a rich, smooth flavor. The tree is quite lovely with a true …

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  • Swiss Limbertwig

    Swiss Limbertwig

    A very beautiful apple with an appealing maroon color. Originated with early Swiss settlers in the Cumberland Mountains. Ripens in October and is a good keeper. Print

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  • Summer Limbertwig

    Summer Limbertwig

    Also known as: Weeping Limbertwig, Summer Yellow Limbertwig Summer Limbertwig originated in Greensboro, NC, and first came to the public’s attention in 1855. The tree has a true weeping growth habit and produces a very beautiful fruit. The medium-sized apple has pale yellow skin overlaid …

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  • Smoky Mountain Limbertwig

    Smoky Mountain Limbertwig

    We obtained this Limbertwig in the mid-1980’s from the late Henry Morton of Gatlinburg, Tennessee who was responsible for finding so many wonderful Limbertwig varieties. The tree is a true weeping type. Fruit size medium to large with yellow skin overlaid with dark and light …

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  • Ruby Limbertwig

    Ruby Limbertwig

    A very obscure Limbertwig from the collection of the late Robert Dudney of Gainesboro, Tennessee. Ruby Limbertwig is like many of the fine Limbertwig varieties which arose in very remote areas of the Appalachians. Though extremely popular within their area of origin, they were rarely …

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