(Apple, Grindstone Apple, Heritage Apple)
An antique variety originating in the eighteenth or early nineteenth century, 'American Pippin' is an exceptionally cold-hardy tree with long-keeping apples. The large spherical fruits have greenish yellow, pink flushed skin. The grainy, cream-colored flesh of this cider or cooking apple is firm and moderately juicy with mild flavor. The fruits store well for 6 months or more. The open, spreading tree has crooked, drooping branches.
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(Apple, Apple Babe Apple, Eating Apple)
A true genetic dwarf, ‘Apple Babe’ produces glossy, red apples with crisp, sweet flesh in late summer to early autumn. It is a high performer that even grows well in hot climates. Though compact, it bears heavily. This excellent selection was bred at Zaiger's Inc. Genetics of Modesto, California. For best fruit production, trees should be cross-pollinated by ‘Garden Delicious’ or other comparable apples.
There is nothing more satisfying than growing your own apple trees. The domestic apple...
(Apple, Baking Apple, Beacon Apple, Eating Apple)
The classic American red apple, ‘Beacon’, is a very early introduction developed at The University of Minnesota in the 1930’s as a cross between the two varieties, ‘Malinda’ and ‘Wealthy.’ It produces apples early in the season, usually late summer to early fall, and has sweet, tart, somewhat soft flesh ideal for fresh eating or sauce making. Trees are susceptible to fire blight.
There is nothing more satisfying than growing your own apple trees. The domestic apple is most commonly a medium-sized...
(Apple, Baking Apple)
A popular commercial apple in the nineteenth century, 'Ben Davis' produces long-keeping fruits on vigorous, fast-growing trees that bear at an early age. The globular, medium to large fruits have thick yellow skin with red and carmine flushing and streaking. The somewhat coarse, cream-colored flesh of this cooking apple is firm and juicy with mild flavor. The fruits keep well for many months, with flavor improving in storage. The rounded, upright to spreading, medium-sized tree has strong weather-resistant...
(Apple, Sheepnose Apple)
Originating in southern New England in the eighteenth century, 'Black Gilliflower' produces distinctive, flavorful apples on relatively large, vigorous, upright to spreading trees. Ripening in mid-autumn, the oblong, medium to large fruits have thick greenish yellow skin heavily overlaid with red that sometimes deepens to dark maroon. The tender, somewhat coarse, aromatic, greenish-white flesh of this dessert apple is firm and moderately juicy with a distinctive sweet flavor. Over-ripe fruits have...
(Apple, Cameo Apple, Dessert Apple, Eating Apple)
Bred in Washington State and first released in 1998, Cameo® is one outstanding apple for both flavor, texture and keeping qualities. The rounded fruits have thin red skin washed with pale yellow to greenish-yellow. The fine, cream-colored flesh of this dessert apple is firm and crisp with a perfect tart, sweet balance. Quality is said to improve with age and fruits keep for months in cold storage. The tree was a chance seedling planted by Darrel Caudle amongst a block or 'Red Delicious' apples in...
(Apple, Chestnut Crab Apple, Cooking Apple, Eating Apple)
Bred at the University of Minnesota in Zone 4, ‘Chestnut’ is among the hardiest of crabapples and, unlike most crabapples, is grown more for the taste of its fruits than its show of bloom. Its apples are much larger than those of most crabapples, approaching the size of small domestic apples. Also, they are as tasty and appreciated as domestic apples grown in cold climates. The flesh is yellow, very sweet, fine-textured, and crunchy, with a nutty flavor and an aftertaste of pear. This is a broad,...
(Apple, Chieftain Apple, Red Cooking Apple, Red Eating Apple)
This cold-hardy, red apple was bred in 1917 by Iowa State horticulturist, Spencer Beach. It is a cross between the classic cooking apple, ‘Jonathan’, and the popular eating apple, ‘Red Delicious.’ Many report it tastes better than both its parents. It has lovely red skin and very crunchy, sweet and spicy flesh. ‘Chieftain’ produces later in the season and many be cross-pollinated with its parent varieties or others that bloom at the same time.
There is nothing more satisfying than growing your...
James H. Schutte
(Apple, Enterprise Apple, Red Eating Apple)
Bred at Purdue University and first released in 1994, Enterprise is one outstanding apple for both flavor and disease resistance. The elongated fruits have moderately thick, medium red skin washed with yellow to yellow-green. The fine, cream-colored flesh of this dessert apple is firm and crisp with a tart, spicy, rich flavor. Quality is said to improve with age and fruits keep for as long as 6 months in cold storage. The trees are vigorous with spreading, rounded tops and are resistant to a wide...
(Apple, Cortland Apple, Red Eating Apple)
This classic, old-time apple is still one of the most popular in United States production. Bred at Cornell University in 1915 as a hybrid between ‘Ben Davis’ and ‘McIntosh’, its medium-sized fruits are red with yellow-green undertones. The flesh within is super sweet and crispy, especially if eaten right after picking. 'Cortland' trees are vigorous and high-producing. Cross-pollinate with 'McIntosh', 'Golden Delicious', 'Honeycrisp' or other apples that bloom mid- to late-season. This fall-producer...