Winesap – a very old heirloom from Virgina (18th century), these small tart apples store well in natural cold storage, and are excellent for pies, sauce, drying, and fresh eating.
Ashmead’s Kernel – originating in the 1700s, this heavily russetted apple has a soft golden glow. Sweet pear and spritely apple notes predominate in this apple that, while softening and wrinkling with age, mellows and keeps well.
Reinette Simirenko – reported to be from the garden of the great Ukrainian pomologist Leo Simirenko, from around 1895, this tart, green, late-ripening apple offers superior full flavor with lemon notes and is an multi-purpose apple, delicious fresh, in salads and soups, and in pies.
Brock’s - originating in the 1960s from the University of Maine apple research program, Brock’s shares the best qualities of its parents, offering the crispness and snap of MacIntosh and the sweetness and all-purpose apple service of the Golden Delicious.
Wagener – from one of those very rare events, a seedling with great fruit, circa 1791, Wagener is a great late fall variety, crisp, juicy, and tender, similar to a Northern Spy for flavor, super as dessert, sauce, and cider apples.