Also known as: Willow, James River, Red Willow Twig, Willow Leaf(?), Maryland Red Streak(?), Missing Link(?)
The origin of this apple is rather obscure, but generally believed to have arisen in Virginia in the mid-1800’s. The tree is very attractive, with a drooping appearance similar to Willow trees. A medium to large apple, conical in shape, and sometimes slightly ribbed. Smooth yellowish green skin blushed with dull red stripes and splashes. The yellowish flesh is coarse, crisp and juicy. Ripens in October and an excellent keeper, remaining fresh and firm until March or later.