Fresh Eating Apples

  • 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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  • 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 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 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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  • 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 Winter Pearmain

    White Winter Pearmain

    Also known as: White Pearmain, Cambellite, Griffin’s Pearmain (in Texas) A very fine apple first described in 1867. Widely sold throughout the South and prized for its fresh eating qualities. A North Carolina in 1870 stated: “Regarded by leading pomologists as the highest flavored apple …

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  • Western Beauty

    Western Beauty

    Also known as: Beauty of the West, Big Rambo, Ohio Beauty, Musgrove’s Cooper, Grosh, Wells, Mammoth Rambo, Large Summer Rambo Believed to have originated in Marietta, Pennsylvania in 1815. Fruit closely resembles Summer Rambo, but ripens later. Considered one of the best fall apples. Fruit …

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