Fresh Eating Apples

  • 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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  • Ramsdell Sweet

    Also known as: Ramsdale’s Red Pumpkin Sweet, English Sweet, Hurlbut, Avery Sweet, Hurlbut Sweet, Ramsdell Ramsdell Sweet originated in Connecticut, and, although a fine, attractive fresh eating apple, was not widely sold by southern nurseries. It was introduced by Rev. H. S. Ramsdell of Thompson, …

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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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  • 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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  • Porter


    Also known as: Jennings, Yellow Summer Pearmain One of many apples of northern origin that gained popularity in the South for its many fine cooking and eating qualities. It originated around 1800 in Sherburne, Massachusetts and was named for Rev. Samuel Porter who first grew …

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  • Pomme Gris

    Pomme Gris

    Also known as: Gray Apple, Pomme Grise, Grise, French Russet, Leather Apple of Turic, Leather Coat Pomme Gris may have originated with the French people of the St. Lawrence valley in Canada, but it is also possible it came into Canada from Europe. Although not …

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