This apple is believed to be an old North Carolina variety but its origin is unclear. In 1995, a very old tree thought to be well over one hundred years old was discovered by our good friend and fellow apple collector, Maurice Marshall of Pinnacle, NC. It was growing on the farm of Mrs. Osborne of Ashe Co., North Carolina. According to Mrs. Osborne, the tree was planted in the 1800’s by a previous landowner, Millard Brown. The fruit is large and round with greenish-yellow skin with an occasional red blush. The flesh is tender and juicy with a very pleasing refreshing flavor. Ripens late November.