Long Keeping (Storage) Apples

  • Ruby Limbertwig

    Ruby Limbertwig

    A very obscure Limbertwig from the collection of the late Robert Dudney of Gainesboro, Tennessee. Ruby Limbertwig is like many of the fine Limbertwig varieties which arose in very remote areas of the Appalachians. Though extremely popular within their area of origin, they were rarely …

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  • Royal Limbertwig

    Also known as: Carolina Baldwin(?), Imperial Limbertwig(?), Goosepen(?) This apple somewhat resembles the better-known Red Limbertwig but is a larger apple and does not store as well as Red Limbertwig. As described from growth trials at the University of Illinois Agricultural Experiment Station in 1896, …

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  • Red Royal Limbertwig

    Red Royal Limbertwig

    This is perhaps one of the better-flavored Limbertwig varieties with a ideal balance of acids and sugars. Red Royal Limbertwig is one of the many Limbertwig apples recovered and restored to the public domain by the late, great Henry Morton of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Apple collectors …

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  • Red Limbertwig

    Red Limbertwig

    Also known as: Limbertwig, Mountain Limbertwig, Common Limbertwig, James River, Green Limbertwig, American Limbertwig, Red Jewel, Virginia Limbertwig (?) This is certainly one of the oldest and best known of the many Limbertwigs and probably the best keeper of the group. The flavor improves greatly …

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  • Ramsey Limbertwig

    Ramsey Limbertwig

    We consider Limbertwigs to be the quintessential apple of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. So many different strains of this wonderful variety have originated in eastern Tennessee, southwest Virginia, southeast¬† Kentucky and northwest North Carolina. Ramsey Limbertwig is one of the many outstanding Limbertwig apple varieties …

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  • Old Fashioned Limbertwig

    Old Fashioned Limbertwig

    One of the oldest Limbertwig varieties dating to the early 1800’s, originating in north Georgia. Medium large fruit with greenish-yellow skin washed with red. Skin is somewhat rough in texture. Weeping growth type. Great for pies, jelly and cider. An excellent keeper ripening in late …

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  • Myers' Royal Limbertwig

    Myers’ Royal Limbertwig

    Originated in the Cades Cove area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee. Named for Herbert Myers who says it makes the best cider he ever tasted. Large, deep red and yellow apple with a distinctive flavor. A juicy, firm, aromatic apple which …

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  • Levering Limbertwig

    Levering Limbertwig

    One of the best of the Limbertwig strains, with the true “weeping” Limbertwig growth habit and that wonderful, smoky, distinctive Limbertwig flavor. Originated with the Levering family of southwest Virginia, home of Levering Orchard, Virginia’s largest cherry orchard. Fruit is large, somewhat blocky in shape …

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  • Kentucky Limbertwig

    Kentucky Limbertwig

    Another great old Limbertwig variety from the Cumberland Mountains of Kentucky. True Limbertwig flavor and good for cooking and fresh eating. Fruit is below large, somewhat elongated to slightly tapered with greenish-yellow skin, partially overlaid with light reddish-orange skin. Wonderful fresh eating apple with a …

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  • Fall Limbertwig

    Fall Limbertwig

    A large, reddish-orange fall apple discovered in Burke County, North Carolina, by renowned apple hunter, Tom Brown, of Clemmons, NC. Fruit is highly flavorful, very crisp, juicy, almost sweet. Above medium to large in size, symmetrical, slightly oblate. Skin thick, dark reddish-orange overlaid with darker …

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