Tree Fruit & Alternative Fruits W. Wash WSU Extension
Extension > Maritime Tree Fruit > Old-time Apple Varieties

Old-time Apple Varieties

Trees of the classic apple varieties that were planted in early Pacific Northwest orchards from about 1860 to 1920 can still occasionally be found in overgrown farmyards, pastures, and even in suburban backyards where orchard sites were converted to residential areas and the old trees were left in place.

This list of old varieties likely to be found in the Pacific Northwest was compiled by R.A. Norton from nursery lists in the Encyclopedia of Practical Horticulture (1914) edited by Grenville Lowther.
 

KEY:

SIZE: S = small, M = medium, L = large
FORM: R = round, C = conical, O = oblate, FL = flat
COLOR: R = red, G = green, Y = yellow, O = orange, S = striped, RU = russet
SEASON: S = summer, EA = early autumn, A = autumn, LA = late autumn, EW = early winter, W = winter

Cultivar Name

Size

Form

Color

Season

Alexander (Grand Alexander)

L

RC

RS

EA

Arkansas 

L

RC

YR

W

Baldwin

L

RC

RG

W

Banana (Winter Banana)

M

RC

Y

W

Ben Davis (New York Pippin)

L

RC

YR

W

Blue Pearmain

L

RC

R

W

Esopus Spitzenberg

L

O

YR

W

Fallawater

L

RC

GY

W

Fameuse (Snow Apple)

M

RO

RS

W

Gano (Payton)

L

RO

YR

W

Golden Russet

M

RO

YRU

W

Gravenstein

L

RO

YR

LA

Grimes Golden

M

RO

GY

W

Jonathan

M

RC

YR

W

Lady (Pomme d'Api)

S

FL

YR

W

Newtown Pippin 

L

RO

GY

W

Northern Spy

L

RC

YR

W

Northwestern Greening

L

RC

GY

W

Pumpkin Sweet

L

RO

Y

EW

Rambo

M

FL

YR

LA

Red Astrakhan

L

R

YR

S

Rhode Island Greening

L

RO

GY

W

Roxbury Russet

M

RO

YRU

W

Summer Bellflower 

M

RC

Y

A

Summer Pearmain

M

O

YR

S

Tompkins King

L

R

YR

W

Twenty Ounce

L

R

RS

LA

Wealthy

M

RO

R

LA

Westfield Seek-No-Further

L

RC

YR

W

White Winter Pearmain

M

RC

YR

W

Winesap

M

R

YR

W

Wolf River

L

RO

R

W

Yellow Bellflower

L

O

GY

W

Our pages provide links to external sites for the convenience of users. WSU Extension does not manage these external sites, nor does Extension review, control, or take responsibility for the content of these sites. These external sites do not implicitly or explicitly represent official positions and policies of WSU Extension.

 

WSU Mount Vernon NWREC, 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon, WA 98273-4768, 360-848-6120, FAX 360-848-6159 Contact Us