Also known as: Sparger Smokehouse
This is an excellent keeping apple of North Carolina origin. It sprouted from seeds of a Limbertwig near the smokehouse on the farm of Merlin Sparger of Mt. Airy, North Carolina at the end of the 19th century. Fruit is medium or smaller with thick green skin with red and purple striping on the sunny side. Flesh is greenish in color, firm and juicy. Ripens in October and is a superb keeper.