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Origin: Ottawa 1912 Ripens: Oct Zone: 3 - 6
There is much similarity to its parent in shape, creamy flesh color and long keeping quality, but it has a fuller flavor, is hardier, and redder and less troubled by scab. Bright scarlet stripes and flush. Sweet, juicy melting flesh; definite flavor of raspberries. Quality very high. Aromatic, juicy and crisp. Hardier than Northern Spy.
Saxton Fallstripe
Origin: Ripens: Zone: 3 - 6
Origin: Japan Ripens: Zone: 3 - 6
A good choice for pies and sauce, Sayaka is an extremely large red apple with a tart refreshing flavor.
Scarlet Gala
Origin: Ripens: Sept Zone: 3 - 6
Unusually bright red color distinguishes it from other Galas. It is a medium sized apple. Oval to round in shape and slightly taller than other strains. A vigorous grower with heavy and annual bearing habits. Early and adequate thinning help to attain size. Flesh is yellow, extremely firm, very juicy, and sweet and mildly aromatic.
Scarlet Pimpernel
Origin: Idaho 1938 Ripens: Aug Zone: 3 - 6
Sharp yet plenty of sweetness; juicy, soft, melting flesh. Best eaten from tree.
Scarlet Spire
Origin: Unknown Ripens: Late September Zone: 4 - 8
Uses: Eating, Pies, Sauce
Columnar tree. Skin color is bright red over green. Great eating apple.
Scarlet Surprise
Origin: Ripens: Zone: 3 - 6
Beautiful bright red flesh! Spectacular deep pink blossoms in spring followed by reddish foliage. Medium-sized, red-skinned fruit is sweet and flavorful.
Scott Winter
Origin: Vermont 1864 Ripens: Nov/Dec Zone: 3 - 6
an attractive red apple well-suited for cooking when underripe due to its high acid content. When fully ripe, it is a very fine dessert apple with a well-balanced flavor. Fruit size is about medium with a slightly conical form. The thin, smooth skin is greenish-yellow, mostly covered with bright deep-red mottling and overlaid with darker red striping. The yellowish flesh is sometimes stained with red and is crisp, tender and very juicy.
Sekai Ichi
Origin: Japan Ripens: Zone: 3 - 6
Color of fruit varies form pale pink to darker red with red stripes. Sometimes solid red in the sun. Crisp, breaking, juicy flesh. Very sweet fine mild flavor. If tree is properly thinned, apples reportedly weigh close to 2 lbs.
Origin: Japan Ripens: Aug/Sept Zone: 3 - 6
Fuji cross whose flavor and size qualities are rated excellent. Reported to be very disease resistant. Tree is moderately spreading somewhat like Fuji.
Origin: British Columbia 1992 Ripens: Sept Zone: 3 - 6
Developed as a substitute for Granny Smith for areas where Grannys cannot be ripened. A Spur McIntosh x Spur Golden Delicious cross. Medium size fruit is very similar in appearance to Granny Smith. Flesh is creamy light green and has a coarse texture with a sprightly flavor similar to Macintosh. Hardy, semispur tree.
Origin: Virgina 1942 Ripens: Oct Zone: 3 - 6
Smooth, symmetrical red fruit. Crisp, firm, juicy flesh. Slightly tart flavor. Color and shape resemble Winesap. Good for fresh use and processing.
Origin: Ripens: Zone: 3 - 6
Origin: Ripens: Nov Zone: 3 - 6
Fruit will hang on tree all winter. Poor quality when picked, but improves to good quality after storing for several months. Annual heavy crop.
Shinassee Beauty
Origin: Japan 1930 (Golden Delicious x Early McIntosh) Ripens: Sept Zone: 3 - 6
Medium size, round, greenish-yellow fruit with juicy, white flesh and mild sweet flavor. Comes in early in the season when eating apples are scarce.
Sierra Beauty
Origin: California Ripens: Oct Zone: 3 - 6
Large, handsome apple with thin green and yellow skin, striped or blushed red. A favorite apple from Boonville, CA. Juicy, very crisp and tart. A good seller in farm markets and an excellent keeper. The tree is compact.
Origin: Canada 1956 Ripens: Oct Zone: 3 - 6
Golden Delicious and Grimes Golden cross. Resembles Golden Delicious. Medium sized fruits are pale yellow, sometimes almost white with a pinkish blush in the sun. Crisp, juicy, deep cream flesh; sweet, aromatic flavor superior to either parent. Tree spreading, moderately vigorous.
Origin: Pennsylvania 1837 Ripens: Sept Zone: 3 - 6
Flushed, dull red over greenish yellow. Flesh crisp, yellowish, moderately fine-grained. Fresh cider flavor. Very good quality cooking, eating, and baking apple. Keeps well through March. Vigorous tree. Bears young, quite productive and a reliable bearer.
Origin: Canada prior to 1824 Ripens: Sept Zone: 4 - 7
One of the oldest and most desirable dessert apples, a parent of the aromatic McIntosh. Medium size red apple with snow white flesh.
Origin: UofMinn Ripens: October Zone: 4 - 8
Uses: Eating, Salads
A medium size, red apple that is sweet with a slight tart balance and rich overtones. The flesh is firm to crisp.
Somerset of Maine
Origin: Maine - 1849 Ripens: August - September Zone: 4 - 6
Uses: Eating, Salads, Sauce
Large bright-red-striped and splotched late summer dessert apple. Excellent eating apple.
Somerset Redstreak
Origin: England Ripens: Late October Zone: 4 - 7
Uses: Cider
A medium to large, bittersweet cider apple with red streaked and russeted green skin.
Sops of Wine
Origin: England 1832 Ripens: Aug/Sept Zone: 3 - 6
Old English culinary and cider apple. Fruit medium, skin greenish yellow flushed purple red. Flesh soft, fine stained pink; flavor aromatic, subacid, vinous. Season early to mid.
Origin: British Columbia 1936 Ripens: Oct Zone: 3 - 6
Beautiful medium size dark red almost mahogany dessert quality apple. Pure white flesh, crisp sweet with some acidity. Firmer than McIntosh. Highly aromatic fine flavor. Superb for eating fresh. Better keeper and shipper than McIntosh. Keeps through January. Annually productive. Precocious and consistently heavy bearer. Susceptible to premature drop. Resistant to scab, mildew and fire blight. Hardy.
Origin: British Columbia 1926 Ripens: Oct Zone: 3 - 6
Large nearly solid red or red striped over green fruit. Very sweet with crisp juicy flesh. Fine flavor. Core smaller than McIntosh. Excellent eating quality. Vigorous upright spreading tree. On Professor Ways list of 20 favorite dessert apples.
Spice Russet
Origin: Ripens: July/Aug Zone: 3 - 6
Good for fresh eating and pies.
Origin: New York 1962 (Northern Spy x Golden Delicious) Ripens: Oct Zone: 3 - 6
A very large yellow apple with firm, very juicy flesh and aromatic spicy flavor. It is hard to believe that such a large apple can taste so good. Triploid.
Spokane Beauty
Origin: Ripens: Sept/Oct Zone: 4 - 7
Very large fruit to 2 lbs. Or more. Variable in shape. Good for drying, cooking, and eating fresh.
Spur McIntosh
Origin: Ripens: Zone: 4 - 7
Spur Redgold
Origin: Ripens: Sept Zone: 3 - 6
This one gets a blue ribbon for being the sweetest tasting apple ever developed. Particularly fine for desserts. This variety is particularly strong flower with good disease resistance. Keeps for weeks in the refrigerator.
St. Edmunds Russet
Origin: England 1870 Ripens: Sept Zone: 3 - 6
The best early russet. Flat uniform-sized apple covered with a smooth pale fawn- colored russet in our climate. Very juicy, crisp, yellowish flesh, great for cider as well as eating.
Origin: New Jersey 1865 Ripens: Aug/Sept Zone: 4 - 7
Very large yellow green fruit with smooth skin and faint blush. Yellow flesh is tender, crisp, juicy, sprightly subacid, aromatic. Very good in quality, especially for dessert use. Moderately vigorous tree bears at a young age. Tree bears young, usually annually.
State Fair
Origin: University of Minnesota - 1979 Ripens: Late August Zone: 4 - 7
Uses: Eating, Salads, Sauce
A medium sized, red/orange apple with juicy sweet flesh. This is a very good eating apple.
Stayman Winesap
Origin: Kansas - 1875 Ripens: October Zone: 4 - 7
Uses: Eating
Fruit medium to large, dull red bloom over greenish base, striped red in less highly-colored fruit. Flesh yellowish, firm, tender, juicy, pleasantly subacid.
Origin: Ripens: Zone: 3 - 6
Summer Champion
Origin: Arkansas 1897 Ripens: Aug Zone: 3 - 6
Large red fruit. Tree is an early bearer
Summer Glow
Origin: Michigan - 1935 Ripens: September Zone: 3 - 6
Uses: Baking, Eating, Pies, Sauce
A variation on McIntosh
Summer Orange
Origin: North Carolina 1920s Ripens: Sept Zone: 3 - 6
The fruit is large, round, and light greenish-yellow in color with dark specks. Great for apple pie.
Summer Pearmain
Origin: Ripens: Sept Zone: 3 - 6
One of two apples given "best" rating in Beachs Apples of New York. Mild, rich, excellent flavor. Tree a weak grower and fireblight susceptible.
Summer Rambo
Origin: France - 1500's Ripens: Aug - Sept Zone: 4 - 9
Uses: Eating, Pies, Sauce
Large, striped red apple with juicy aromatic flesh. A great eating and a good for sauce. Tends to be a very vigorous growing tree with some disease resistance.
Summer Rose
Origin: New Jersey - 1806 Ripens: July-Aug Zone: 2 - 2
Uses: Eating
A green and yellow striped apple with a red blush. Good eat apple with white flesh with subacid flavor. A poor keeper.
Summer Scarlet
Origin: Ripens: July/Aug Zone: 3 - 6
Medium to large, shining red apple, firm, crisp, with fine-flavored juice.
Summer Treat
Origin: New Jersey 1982 Ripens: Aug Zone: 4 - 7
A cross of Mollies Delicious. Fruits are large to very large, of angular, oblong-conic shape, with glossy skin blushed 70-100% brilliant red. The coarse, cream colored flesh is crisp, sweet, and good fresh from the tree when the fruitsare ripe. Fruits hang well , but lose quality quickly and become mealy if not harvested. Storage life is short. Scab susceptible.
Origin: Canada Ripens: Sept Zone: 3 - 6
Yellow-Red fruit. Unique pear-grape flavor. Good eating apple, ripens midseason. Hardy to -40 degrees.
Origin: England 1831 Ripens: Sept Zone: 3 - 6
Small, green winter apple with creamy white, red stained flesh. Ripens in Oct. One of the parents of Pink Pearl.
Sutton Beauty
Origin: Ripens: Oct Zone: 3 - 6
Also known as Sutton or Steeles Red Winter. May be a seedling of Hubbardston. It iss uniform and symmetrical shape, beautiful color and pleasant quality makes it an excellent dessert apple. Too mild for culinary use. Flesh slightly tinged with yellow, rather firm, moderately fine-grained, crisp, tender, juicy, mild subacid, good to very good.
Origin: New York, 1804 Ripens: Oct Zone: 3 - 6
Dutch settlers named this swaar, heavy apple. The flesh is firm, fine, creamy white, dense and aromatic. Spicy, sweet, rich flavor. One of the favorites at our recent apple tasting. Late good keeper hangs on tree late into winter. Best picked firm then allowed to mellow before eating.
Sweet 16
Origin: Ripens: Sept Zone: 3 - 6
Uniquely flavored sweet, crisp apple with good storage qualities.
Sweet Alford
Origin: Devon, England Ripens: Sept Zone: 3 - 6
Of medium-sized, flattened, conical shape with a long thin stem in a deep russeted basin. Fruits are waxy yellow, often with a diffuse pink blush. Flesh white, slightly crisp and sweet. Sweet; produces good-quality sweet cider, sometimes mildly bittersweet.
Sweet Bough
Origin: Ripens: Aug/Sept Zone: 3 - 6
Regarded as the best early sweet apple. Good size, green fruit with numerous dotes. Juicy, tender, crisp, white flesh with honey sweet flavor. Disease hardy tree; heavy bearer. Ripens in late August.
Sweet Greening
Origin: Ripens: September Zone: 3 - 7
Uses: Baking, Eating, Pies, Salads, Sauce
A large, round apple with flat green skin. Sweet, crisp flavor flesh. Can be used for sauce and pies without adding sugar.
Sweet Sal
Origin: Maine Ripens: October Zone: 4 - 7
Uses: Eating, Salads
A seedling of Northern Spy. A medium-sized, yellow apple that has pink dots. The flesh is perfect for those who do not like or cannot eat tart apples. Can be harvested over a long period of time.
Swiss Gourmet
Origin: Switzerland Ripens: Sept Zone: 3 - 6
Medium to large fruit is bright red over rich yellow ground color. Crisp, sprightly flavor. Precocious tree bears early.
Swiss Limbertwig
Origin: Ripens: Zone: 3 - 6
A very beautiful apple of most unusual color of purplish maroon with dots, medium in size, very good apple for fresh eating. A real beauty for the commercial grower. This apple is named Swiss Limbertwig because it was grown by early settlers in the Cumberland Mountains.