Long Keeping (Storage) Apples

  • Salome

    Originated around 1853 in Ottawa, Illinois and first propagated by Mr. E.C. Hatheway. He exhibited the apple in 1878 before the Illinois State Horticultural Society where it was introduced to the public as Salome. It has a very good flavor, but its relatively small size …

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  • Rusty Coat

    Rusty Coat

    An old, well-known variety popular in the South. The true origins are difficult to trace as any old Southern apple with heavy russet on the outer skin was typically called “Rusty Coat.” This apple is probably identical to Keener Seedling. Small to medium in size …

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  • Roxbury Russet

    Roxbury Russet

    Also known as: Boston Russet, Russet Golden, Leather Coat, Putnam Russet, Shippen’s Russet, Belpre Russet, Marietta Russet, Sylvan Russet, Hewe’s Russet, Warner Russet Roxbury Russet is perhaps the most popular russet apple grown in the south. It is the oldest American apple and was introduced …

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  • Rome Beauty

    Rome Beauty

    Also known as: Rome, Gillett’s Seedling, Foust’s Rome Beauty, Phoenix, Royal Red, Starbuck, Roman Beauty One of the most important US commercial varieties for many years, Rome Beauty is considered one of the best cooking and processing varieties available. It originated around 1817 when Zebulon …

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  • Rhode Island Greening

    Rhode Island Greening

    Also known as: Burlington, Burlington Greening, Russine, Greening, Ganges, Green Newtown Pippin, Green Winter Pippin, Jersey Greening, Yellow Sweeting(?) This historic old American apple originated about 1650 at Green’s End, Newport, Rhode Island. At the end of the 19th century, it was one of New …

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  • Red Rebel

    Red Rebel

    This beautiful apple originated about 1850 in Rappahannock, Virginia on the farm of Captain Charles B. Wood. It was once described in old nursery catalogs as “the prettiest apple that grows.” Despite its attractiveness and fine flavor, the apple never gained a following in the …

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  • Ralls Janet

    Ralls Janet

    Also known as: Neverfail, Jefferson Pippin, Royal Janette, Rawle’s Janet, Geneton, Rawle’s Genet, Jeniton, Gennetting, Jannetting, Rock Rimmon, Rock Remain, Rauls Genet, Rollings Jennetting, Rock of Remon, Jefferson Pippin, Red Neverfail, Royal Janette, Winter Gennetting, Yellow Jannette, Rock of Ammon, Rholl, Winter Neverfail, Gray Romanite, …

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  • Pumpkin Sweet

    Pumpkin Sweet

    Also known as: Pound Sweet, Pound Sweeting, Pumpkin Sweeting, Rhode Island Sweet, Round Sweet, Vermont Sweet, Lyman’s Pumpkin Sweet, Sweet Pumpkin, Yankee Apple, Vermont Pumpkin Sweet The name for this apple is derived from its large size and yellowish-orange color. It originated in 1800’s in …

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  • Priestly


    Also known as: Priestly’s American, Red Cathead, Bartlett Priestly originated in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and was first described in 1817. A fine fresh eating apple noted for its keeping ability, staying fresh and quite juicy until late spring. The tree is vigorous, productive and a …

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  • Pilot

    Also known as: Virginia Pilot Pilot is a wonderful old Virginia apple which originated about 1830 on the farm of John Lobban at the base of Pilot Mountain in Nelson Co., Virginia. Thought to be extinct, it was discovered by our friend, Tom Burford, in …

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