Also known as: Claiborne, Benum, Benam, Brown, Yearry, Nat Ewing

It has been thought that Benham originated in Tennessee in the late 1800’s and became widespread throughout Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky and North Carolina. However, some contradictory historical information indicates that Benham may have originated in the late 1800’s with F.M. Benham of Petoskey, MI as a seedling of Baldwin. An excellent apple for freezing or drying as the cut fruit is slow to turn brown. Fruit is medium in size, roundish to slightly conical, with very thin greenish-yellow skin with an occasional red blush. Flesh is yellowish, tender, juicy and fine-grained. Ripens July to August.

Benham Fruit

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