Long Keeping (Storage) Apples

  • 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 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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  • Yates


    Also known as: Yates Winter, Red Warrior, Jates, Ferguson Late Yates originated with Matthew Yates of Fayette County, Georgia, around 1844. Long a popular Southern favorite prized for its fine flavor and long keeping qualities. Excellent cider apple. Grows well in all regions from the …

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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Westfield Seek-No-Further

    Westfield Seek-No-Further

    Also known as: Connecticut, Marietta Seek-No-Further, New England-Seek-No-Further, New England Red, Red Winter, Red Winter Pearmain, Seeknofurther, Seek-No-Further, Signifinger, Seek, Red Seek-No-Further, Westfield Most commonly known as Seek-No-Further, this high-quality apple originated near Westfield, Massachusetts, around 1796 and was widely sold in New York markets …

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