Once very popular in Floyd County and around Roanoke, Virginia, but quite rare and unknown today. Origin unclear. Its mild, sweet flavor makes this a pleasant fresh-eating apple but it is at its best when turned into apple preserves or marmalade. Also excellent for applesauce and apple butter. Fruit is medium-sized and slightly flattened on the ends with light green or yellow skin. The fine-grained yellowish flesh is moderately crisp, juicy and sweet. Ripens August to September.