Cold Climate Apples

  • Flat Fallawater

    Flat Fallawater

    Also known as: Flat Head Fallawater This is a local apple that originated in northwest North Carolina. Our teacher and mentor, Lee Calhoun, writes in Old Southern Apples that he had heard of this apple for a long time but had never seen one until …

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  • Honeycrisp


    One of the few modern contemporary apples we offer, Honeycrisp is an outstanding dessert apple we highly recommend for colder climates. Unfortunately, the apple does not perform well in hotter, more humid climates. Honeycrisp was developed from a cross of Macoun and Honeygold, as part …

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  • Cranberry Pippin

    Cranberry Pippin

    Cranberry Pippin arose near Hudson, New York in the 1840’s and gained attention for its large size, bright red color and outstanding keeping qualities. The tree is very hardy and vigorous and demonstrates good resistance to apple scab, making it a good selection for areas …

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  • York Imperial

    York Imperial

    Also known as: Johnson’s Fine Winter, York, Shep One of the most important commercial processing apples in Virginia, York Imperial is also the leading apple variety in Pennsylvania. Originating in York, Pennsylvania in the 1800’s on the farm of a Mr. Johnson, York Imperial soon …

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  • Yellow Transparent

    Yellow Transparent

    Also known as: Early Transparent, Russian Transparent, Early June, Early June Transparent, White Transparent(?), Charlottenthaler(?), Thaler(?), “Skin Tongue” One of many old Southern apples of Russian origin brought into this country in 1870 by the USDA. Resistant to cedar apple rust and scab and can …

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  • Yellow Bellflower

    Yellow Bellflower

    Also known as: Fall Bellflower, Lady Washington, Yellow Sheepnose, Belle Fleur, Bellflower, Warren Pippin, Sheepnose, Lincoln Pippin, Mrs. Barron, Bishop Pippin Yellow Bellflower originated in the early 1800’s in Burlington, New Jersey. Medium size fruit is conical, often ribbed, with distinctive knobs at the calyx …

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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 Paradise

    Also known as: Winter Paradise, Grandmother, Wine Sweet, Paradise Winter Sweet, Honey Sweet, Pennsylvania Sweet Paradise, White Robinson, Paradise Sweet(?) This apple probably originated near Paradise in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and was first mentioned in 1842. It grows well at altitudes of 1200 to 1500 …

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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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  • Winter Banana

    Winter Banana

    Also known as: Banana, Flory A very attractive apple that when well grown can have a very faint aroma of fresh bananas. Winter Banana originated around 1876 in Cass Co., Indiana and was introduced as a commercial seller in 1890. Fruit is large and conical …

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