(Apple, Red Eating Apple, Sweet Sixteen Apple)
Bred in Minnesota in Zone 3, ‘Sweet Sixteen’ is a medium-sized dessert apple with very sweet, crisp flesh and an unusual, aromatic flavor. The skin is yellow, lightly striped with red. The fruits mature in mid-autumn, keep well in cold storage, and are good for baking, sauces and eating fresh. This is a medium-sized very hardy, deciduous tree that bears crops dependably every year.
Like most domestic apples, ‘Sweet Sixteen’ grows and fruits best in full sun and average, well-drained soil. Mulch...
(Apple, Cooking Apple, Dessert Apple)
Long a favorite of New England and New York orchardists, 'Tolman Sweet' bears moderate to heavy crops of sweet-flavored cooking apples on durable, exceptionally cold-hardy trees. The medium to large, flattish fruits have pale yellow skin and hard, white, relatively dry flesh that is excellent for steaming. Tolman Sweet apples ripen in early fall and keep until early winter. Plant this antique variety near other late-blooming apples (such as 'Golden Delicious) to insure cross-pollination and fruiting....
(Apple, Dessert Apple)
Rarely grown today, this exceptionally cold-hardy apple variety originated in the upper Midwest United States in the early nineteenth century. The large, spherical to slightly flattened fruits have pale yellow, red-blushed, carmine-streaked skin and grainy, juicy, pale-yellow flesh. They ripen in late summer and early fall and keep for several weeks. The fruits are borne on round-crowned, cold-hardy, high-yielding trees. Plant this cultivar near other apple varieties to insure cross-pollination and...
(Apple, Cider Apple, Cooking Apple, Red Eating Apple, Wealthy Apple)
This renowned apple originated as a seedling in Excelsior, Minnesota, in the mid-nineteenth century, and remains one of most adaptable and disease-resistant of all apple cultivars. Its medium to large, spherical to conical, tart-sweet fruits have pale yellow, carmine-blushed skin and soft, coarse, greenish-white flesh. They ripen in early autumn and keep in storage until midwinter.
Wealthy apple trees are semi-dwarf and tend to bear heavy crops in alternate years.
This variety succeeds in many...
(Apple, Dessert Apple)
Originating in Westfield, Massachusetts, in the late eighteenth century, this antique apple cultivar is still grown and prized for its crisp tasty yellow-fleshed fruits. The medium to large, spherical to conical, richly flavored fruits have greenish-yellow, orange-blushed skin and grainy, juicy, aromatic flesh. They ripen in early autumn and keep in storage until late winter.
This cold-hardy and heat-tolerant apple succeeds in many areas of the United States including Southern California, New...
(Apple, Dessert Apple)
Originating in Winthrop, Maine, before 1800, this dessert apple is rarely grown today. The large, flattish fruits have pale yellow-green, scarlet-brushed skin and crunchy, sweet, richly flavored flesh. They ripen in early autumn and keep well in storage for several weeks. Plant 'Winthrop Greening' near other apple varieties to insure cross-pollination and maximum fruiting. This cold-hardy variety makes a good choice for home and specialty growers of rare antique apples.
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(Apple, Cider Apple, Cooking Apple, Wolf River Apple)
A popular variety in the Southern Appalachians, this mild-flavored cooking apple originated as a seedling in Fremont County, Wisconsin, in the mid-nineteenth century. The exceptionally large, cylindrical fruits have pale yellow, red-blushed, carmine-streaked skin and soft, grainy, creamy-white flesh. They ripen in late summer and are poor "keepers." The apples are borne on spreading, flat-headed, cold-hardy trees that are resistant to scab, mildew, fire blight, and cedar apple rust. Plant this partially...
(Apple, Cider Apple, Yellow Eating Apple, Yellow Transparent Apple)
An long-time favorite in much of the United States, this tart-flavored, early-ripening apple was introduced from Russia in 1870. The medium-sized, tapered fruits have waxy, pale yellow skin and juicy, tender, pure white flesh. They ripen in early to midsummer and are poor keepers. The apples are abundantly borne on small, scab-resistant trees that grow well in most climatic regions of the United States. Plant this partially self-fertile cultivar near other apple varieties to insure cross-pollination...
(Apple, Cooking Apple, York Apple)
The old cultivar, ‘York,’ is a medium-sized, mild-flavored apple that keeps extremely well, holding its crisp texture and growing sweeter in cold storage. It is often called ‘York Imperial,’ with "imperial" referring to its keeping quality rather than flavor. This apple has a distinctive lop-sided shape. Its skin is yellow overlaid with red, and the flesh is cream colored and coarse. Fruits mature in late fall, hang on the tree well into winter and are used most often for sauce, baking and pies....
(Iowa Crabapple, Prairie Crabapple)
An upright-branching but broad deciduous tree with pink springtime flowers, prairie crabapple is native to the central United States. The leaves are green with fuzzy, whitened undersides and shaped like a reversed tear-drop with small jagged teeth. In spring, before leaves emerge, pale pink buds are found on the twigs, opening to fragrant, white, five-petaled flowers that will be pollinated by honeybees. The fruits that ensue are small and mature to a greasy-skinned, yellow-green. The flesh is sour...