Also known as: Granny Buff, Mountain Sprout
Originated in Haywood Co., North Carolina in the 1850’s with the Cherokee Indians. It was first recorded in 1854 and, along with Nickajack, another Cherokee original, became a popular commercial variety. James Fitz, writing in The Southern Apple and Peach Culturist in 1872, noted this apple was a popular variety in Buncombe County, North Carolina. A large, irregular-shaped apple with light yellow skin and random red striping. Favored for cooking, drying, and apple butter. White flesh is tender with a subacid flavor.