Long Keeping (Storage) Apples

  • Blacktwig


    Also known as: Mammoth Blacktwig, Paragon, Twitty’s Paragon, Arkansas, Big Blacktwig, Thorpe’s Blacktwig, Pamplin’s Eclipse There is much controversy concerning the origin and true name of Blacktwig. Once thought to be a synonym of Winesap, over the years confusion has reigned regarding its relationship to …

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  • Bentley's Sweet

    Bentley’s Sweet

    Also known as: Bentley, Bentley Sweet Although mentioned in nursery catalogs in 1845, the exact origin of Bentley’s Sweet is unknown, but probably arose in Virginia in the early part of the 19th century. It is known as an intensely sweet apple with extremely long-keeping …

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  • Betsy Deaton Apple

    Betsy Deaton

    An extremely attractive local apple originating in Yancey County, NC, and previously considered extinct until a tree was discovered in Ashe County in 1996 by our good friend and fellow apple collector, Danny Harvey of Lansing. We were able to add this wonderful apple to …

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  • Ben Davis

    Ben Davis

    Also known as: Baltimore Pippin, Baltimore Red, Baltimore Red Streak, Black Ben Davis, Funkhouser, Kentucky Red Streak, New York Pippin, Kentucky Pippin, Carolina Red Streak, Victoria Red, Victoria Pippin, Virginia Pippin, Hutchinson Pippin, Joe Allen, Red Pippin, Illinois Red, Thornton (of southern Alabama), Robinson’s Streak, …

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  • Baldwin

    Also known as: Baldwin Rosenapfel, Baldwin’s Rother Pippin, Red Baldwin Pippin, Woodpecker, Butters, Steele’s Red Winter, Flech Once one of the largest selling commercial varieties in the northeast, Baldwin was replaced by McIntosh and other varieties when several million Baldwin trees were killed by a …

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  • Bald Mountain

    Bald Mountain

    In Lee Calhoun’s wonderful book, Old Southern Apples, he recalls the day in March 1989, when he received a letter from Mr. Charles W. Nolen of Franklin, North Carolina, telling him about the old Bald Mountain trees in his orchard. This was very surprising to …

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  • Abram


    Also known as: Abraham, Father Abram, Father Abraham, Red Abram, Abram’s Pippin, Florentiner Although listed in 1755 in a Virginia newspaper, the true origin of Abram is unclear. It is a very fine keeper and was once widely grown in North Carolina, Kentucky, and Virginia. …

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  • Arkansas Black Fruit

    Arkansas Black

    Originated from a Winesap seedling in an orchard in Bentonville, Arkansas in 1870. Arkansas Black is a beautiful dark red to almost black apple and considered to be one of the best storage apples. The fruit ripens late November and is rock-hard when harvested, but …

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