Also known as: Lawyer, Delaware Winter, Black Spy, Delaware Red Winter, Louver
This apple was named for the noted Illinois pomologist, A.M. Lawver, but other details of its history are confusing. One source attributes its origin to an old Indian orchard in Kansas. Another source indicates it arose in the 1860′s in Parkville, Missouri. It is considered to be an apple better suited for cooking than for fresh eating. Fruit is medium to large with thin, somewhat waxy bright red skin darkening to purplish at the base. Flesh is greenish-yellow, hard, breaking, and aromatic. Ripens in October and is an excellent keeper.