Warm Climate Apples

  • Keener Seedling

    Keener Seedling

    Also known as Rusty Coat This apple was first noted in 1890 by the Catawba County Nursery of Newton, North Carolina. According to the nursery, Keener Seedling originated in Lincoln County, North Carolina, where it was known as Rusty Coat. In Lee Calhoun’s book, Old …

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  • Virginia Beauty

    Virginia Beauty

    Also known as: Zach, Zach Red Once a very well known and desirable apple rivaling Red Delicious for popularity, Virginia Beauty is now a rare apple. The apple originated from a seed planted in 1810 in the backyard of Zach Safewright in the Piper’s Gap …

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  • Hall


    Also known as: Hall Apple, Hall’s Red, Hall’s Seedling One of the greatest finds in recent memory, Hall is one of the finest old Southern apples ever grown. It originated sometime from the late 1700’s to the early 1800’s on the farm of a Mr. …

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  • Doctor Matthews

    Doctor Matthews

    Originated in Tennessee and credited to Dr. W.F. Matthews. An absolutely wonderful dessert apple, rich and sweet in flavor. Described in a letter from 1917 as an apple that “melts in the mouth like candy.” A large, roundish conical apple having yellow skin overlaid with …

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  • Foust

    Also known as: Faust, Faust’s Winter An old North Carolina apple which originated with the Foust family of Guilford County and introduced to the public by Squire Kinney who also brought attention to another fine Southern apple, Magnum Bonum. Fruit is medium to large with …

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  • Yellow Transparent

    Yellow Transparent

    Also known as: Early Transparent, Russian Transparent, Early June, Early June Transparent, White Transparent(?), Charlottenthaler(?), Thaler(?), “Skin Tongue” One of many old Southern apples of Russian origin brought into this country in 1870 by the USDA. Resistant to cedar apple rust and scab and can …

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  • Yellow June

    Yellow June

    Also known as: White June, Hoover June, White Juneating(?) An apple of unknown southern origin, resembling Early Harvest and frequently mistaken for this variety, but with an earlier ripening time than Early Harvest. Fruit medium-sized, roundish, with thin pale yellow or greenish-yellow skin. Skin is …

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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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  • 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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