Warm Climate Apples

  • William’s Favorite

    Also known as: Williams, Williams Apple, Southern Queen, Ladies Apple, Queen, Williams Red, Early Red, Red, Favorite, Motto(?) A wonderful old southern apple well known for its adaptability to most growing conditions. The tree arose around 1750 on the farm of Captain Benjamin Williams in …

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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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  • Western Beauty

    Western Beauty

    Also known as: Beauty of the West, Big Rambo, Ohio Beauty, Musgrove’s Cooper, Grosh, Wells, Mammoth Rambo, Large Summer Rambo Believed to have originated in Marietta, Pennsylvania in 1815. Fruit closely resembles Summer Rambo, but ripens later. Considered one of the best fall apples. Fruit …

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  • Washington Strawberry

    Also known as: Juniata, Washington, Washington County Seedling This colorful, attractive apple originated in New York in 1849 and was sold by Georgia nurseries from 1885 to 1902. The tree is vigorous and is a heavy, dependable bearer. Fruit is large and roundish-conical with waxy …

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  • Tony

    Also known as: Tony Apple This is a wonderful North Carolina apple with a great story behind it. A local apple once widely grown in Rowan, Stanly and Cabarrus counties in central North Carolina, Tony is high-quality apple considered by many to be one of …

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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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  • Tenderskin


    Also known as: Tender Peeling, Thin Skin(?), Tender Rind(?) Originated in South Carolina in the 1850’s and sold as an all-purpose apple for eating, cooking, and cider. Fruit size is below medium with clear yellow skin overlaid with red stripes and splashes. The fine-grained yellow …

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  • Tarbutton


    Our friend, Joyce Neighbors of Gadsden, Alabama, noted apple collector from whom we obtained this old apple, says the Tarbutton is an old variety first described in a 1982-1983 catalog of Lawson’s Nursery in Ball Ground, Georgia. According to Jim Lawson this apple probably originated …

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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 Dixon

    A somewhat unknown variety widely grown in Watauga County, North Carolina at the turn of the century, though, oddly enough, never sold by any North Carolina nurseries. It was listed for sale in 1905 by the Comal Springs Nursery of New Braunfels, Texas. Our friend …

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