Also known as: Red Bird, Crimson Beauty
In 1895 Francis P. Sharp of New Brunswick, Canada exhibited an apple called Crimson Beauty which he had been growing since 1880. In the early 1900’s, Stark Bro’s Nursery sold this apple under the trademarked name of Early Red Bird, advertising it as the earliest of all apples. When fully ripe, it has red veins running through the flesh which produces an outstanding red applesauce. Very popular as a fried apple served for breakfast. Fruit is medium-sized with red and crimson-striped skin. The soft, juicy white flesh is stained with red on the sunny side. Ripens June to July.