Long Keeping (Storage) Apples

  • Virginia Greening

    Virginia Greening

    Also known as: Green Mountain Pippin, Ross Greening, Virginia Blush, Rose Greening, Virginia Apple, Virginia Pippin(?), Virginia Winter(?) A very old southern apple thought to have come out of Virginia in the 1700’s, but its true origin is unclear. Interestingly, Virginia Greening was never recorded …

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  • Virginia Gold

    Virginia Gold

    Developed around 1976 by George Oberle at Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg, Virginia. It is a cross of Newtown Pippin and Golden Delicious, with a flavor characteristic of Newtown Pippin. It reaches its peak flavor after storage for several months. The smooth, clear skin is …

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  • Vine

    Also known as: Vine Apple Originated in Virginia in late 1890’s and very popular throughout Virginia and North Carolina. Name taken from thin, wiry growth of tree said to resemble a grapevine. Medium size, conical fruit with distinct lobes. Skin is rough, yellow with red …

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  • Van Hoy No Core

    Also known as: Vanhoy, Van Hay’s No Core, Van Hoy’s No Core A fine winter apple of North Carolina origin distinguished by its very small core which contains few, if any, seeds. Calhoun says that some growers believe Van Hoy No Core may be identical …

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  • Terry Winter

    Terry Winter

    Also known as: Terry, Winter Terry, Terry Winter Pippin, Hustler An excellent old southern apple noted for its long-keeping abilities. It originated before the Civil War with a Mr. Terry of Fulton County, Georgia, and was soon widely sold throughout Georgia and neighboring states. Medium-sized …

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  • Tanyard Seedling

    Tanyard Seedling

    This is an old, local heirloom originating in the mountains of north Georgia and still sold by Lawson’s Nursery of Ball Ground, Georgia. It is most noted for its late bloom, offering protection from late spring frosts. Fruit is medium with clear yellow skin. Ripens …

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  • Spencer

    Although not exactly an antique or heirloom variety, Spencer is a high-quality dessert apple that has not received the attention that it deserves. A cross of McIntosh and Golden Delicious, it was developed in 1926 at the British Columbia Experimental Station in Summerland and released …

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  • Sparger

    Also known as: Sparger Smokehouse This is an excellent keeping apple of North Carolina origin. It sprouted from seeds of a Limbertwig near the smokehouse on the farm of Merlin Sparger of Mt. Airy, North Carolina at the end of the 19th century. Fruit is …

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  • Sweet Winesap

    Also known as: Henry Sweet, Ladies Sweet, Rose Sweet, Henrick Sweet, Red Sweet Winesap, Sweet Pearmain, Hendrick Sweet Winesap originated in Pennsylvania in the late 1890’s and was grown extensively in New York.The apple was not widely grown in the South and was listed by …

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  • Sweet Coppin

    Sweet Coppin

    A pure sweet European cider apple which arose in Devon, England in the early 18th century. A pale yellow apple with soft, sweet flesh with low tannin and low acid. Produces a good quality juice with no astringency, making a sweet to very mildly bittersweet …

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