Long Keeping (Storage) Apples

  • Ensee

    Our mentor, Lee Calhoun, writes about Ensee in his first edition of Old Southern Apples (1995); “This name is so obviously a phonetic rendering of the letters ‘N C’ that I felt sure it was a North Carolina apple.” As it turned out, this was …

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  • 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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  • Keener Seedling

    Keener Seedling

    Also known as Rusty Coat This apple was first noted in 1890 by the Catawba County Nursery of Newton, North Carolina. According to the nursery, Keener Seedling originated in Lincoln County, North Carolina, where it was known as Rusty Coat. In Lee Calhoun’s book, Old …

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  • Virginia Beauty

    Virginia Beauty

    Also known as: Zach, Zach Red Once a very well known and desirable apple rivaling Red Delicious for popularity, Virginia Beauty is now a rare apple. The apple originated from a seed planted in 1810 in the backyard of Zach Safewright in the Piper’s Gap …

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  • Hall

    Hall

    Also known as: Hall Apple, Hall’s Red, Hall’s Seedling One of the greatest finds in recent memory, Hall is one of the finest old Southern apples ever grown. It originated sometime from the late 1700’s to the early 1800’s on the farm of a Mr. …

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  • Lowry

    Lowry

    Also known as: Dixie, Mosby’s Best, Red Winter Originated in 1850 on the farm of John Lowry in Afton, Virginia. A medium size apple with striking dark mahogany-red skin with distinctive whitish dots scattered over the skin. The yellowish flesh is crisp and juicy. Ripens …

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  • Foust

    Also known as: Faust, Faust’s Winter An old North Carolina apple which originated with the Foust family of Guilford County and introduced to the public by Squire Kinney who also brought attention to another fine Southern apple, Magnum Bonum. Fruit is medium to large with …

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  • Bullet

    Also known as: Bullett, Green Abram, North Carolina Greening Bullet originated in the South in the 1800’s and was sold by several North Carolina nurseries from the 1850’s to the early 1900’s. Lee Calhoun says Bullet may be identical to North Carolina Keeper, another fine …

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  • Honeycrisp

    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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