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We would like to thank and give much credit to Mr. Lee Calhoun Jr. for much of the great information that he has provided on the southern apple varieties that we offer. His book Old Southern Apples is an excellent read and full of years of his own research on great Southern apples. We strongly suggest that you pick this book up for your coffee table or hunting lodge.

Our Apple trees grow best in Hardiness Zones 4-9 and are 10-15 feet in height.

Please note: We now have several Apple tree packages (North and South) available online from our Shop ‘n Ship Online Store with FREE SHIPPING ON ONLINE ORDERS!

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the_wildlife_group_anna_appleANNA APPLE – Anna is a great southern apple variety. It grows readily in warmer climates of the south and tends to produce early and heavy when planted with the Gala, Gibson Golden and Transcendent crabapple. Fruit ripens mid-June to July. (Click on image to enlarge – Photo courtesy Wikipedia)
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the_wildlife_group_arkansas_black_appleARKANSAS BLACK APPLE – Arkansas Black is an old time heritage apple that has been a favorite in the south since 1870. Arkansas Black is a beautiful apple, good keeper and is very disease resistant. Fruit is medium size, nearly round, but sometimes slightly conical. The yellow skin is covered with deep red color almost black on the sunny side. Very late season producer. Excellent for wildlife. Drops fruit November–December. (Click on image to enlarge – Photo courtesy Wikipedia)
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AUTUMN RUSH APPLE – Autumn rush is a late maturing Golden apple, 3” inches in diameter with good to excellent disease resistance. The fruit ripens in late October – November. Excellent fruit crops that tend to hold up well after maturing.
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the_wildlife_group_brogden_appleBROGDEN APPLE – A true apple of the Deep South, the Brogden was discovered in South Alabama along the roadside. This is a very good variety for warmer climates because of the low chill hours required to set fruit. The apple is large mostly red that ripens late August into September. (Click on image to enlarge)
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GIBSON GOLDEN APPLE – Gibson golden is a smooth–skinned selection of the very popular Golden delicious that russets less than standard golden. The tree is vigorous, productive and easy to handle. The fruit is sweet, juicy, round in shape and keeps well. Fruit ripens in mid to late September. Gibson Golden is an excellent pollinator for other apples.
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HORSE APPLE (YELLOW HORSE) – The horse apple was one of the most popular apples grown in the south for home use. Horse was very popular for many home uses including fresh eating, cooking ,vinegar & Cider making(Apple Cider with A Kick).The fruit is medium to large with a yellowish skin. Flesh is firm, Juicy & very tart until fully ripe. The tree is a late bloomer, prolific producer & an early bearer. Ripens July-August.
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ROYAL LIMBERTWIG APPLE – There are as many as twenty different Limbertwig Apple varieties. This is my personal favorite. The Royal is a high quality apple that grows very well in the south. The fruit is medium in size, the skin is yellow with some red. The apples ripens in October and is persistent into November.
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YATES APPLE – The Yates apple originated in Fayette County Georgia before 1860. The apple is small and was used primarily for apple cider. Today because of its disease resistance and vigor it is used in the wildlife industry. It is a good keeper and even grows well in the warmer areas of the south. Ripens late October.
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CAULEY APPLE – Was found near Grenada Mississippi in 1919 in the yard of John Cauley. Three young trees were grafted from Mr. Cauley’s tree by J.W. Willis, who planted them in Stoneville, Mississippi. One of the three trees survived the 1927 Mississippi river Flood. The surviving tree averaged over a ton of apples each year during the 1930s. The Cauley apple has shown to be susceptible to fire blight when young but quite resistant to this disease, as well as scab and bitter rot, when older. Fruit is large to very large, some apples weighing over a pound. (Ripe August / September)
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CARTER’S BLUE – Colonel carter of Mount Meigs Depot, near Montgomery, AL originated this apple in the 1840s.Carter’s Blue was grown mostly in the south as a high -flavored apple borne on a vigorous ,productive tree. The fruit has a purplish to bluish color due to its heavy bluish bloom over dark red and the foliage also has a dusty blue green hue. (Ripe late September/Oct)
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KINNARD’S CHOICE – This apple fruits well in most of the South. It is thought to be a cross of Winesap x Limbertwig. It was highly praised in 1908 as observed in orchards in both Virginia and north Georgia: ‘There appears to be no reason why Kinnards has not been more generally planted (in the south).Its good size attractive dark red color and the trees appears to be very productive”. The tree blooms rather late thus escaping most late frost.(Ripe September /Oct)
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DULA’S BEAUTY – Originated in North Carolina from the seed of a Limbertwig that Mr. J.A. Dula planted to grow rootstocks for grafting. The seedlings turned out to be very vigorous, a prolific producer, and is said to grow well on either bottomland or hillsides. Fruit is large to very large and strongly resembles the fruit and growth characteristics of Coffey seedling apple.(Ripe Sept/Oct)
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LITTLE BENNY – Not a ton is known about Little Benny other than it originated in Grantsboro, NC. Grantsboro is in extreme eastern NC so we obviously know that the apple is well suited for the coastal plains. Little Benny is a small red on green apple that ripens in late July / August. The tree is a heavy producer of small apples that the insects don’t seem to bother like other apples. To our knowledge this tree as never been offered in a catalog listing. Great addition to your apple orchard for the early season drop time.
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BLACK BEN DAVIS (GANO) – The early years of the Black Ben Davis/Gano are incased in mystery. To read the full story pick up the book ‘Old Southern Apples’ by Lee Calhoun, Jr. a wonderful book full of information on old southern apples. What we can tell you according to Mr. Calhoun “is that there is not a penny’s worth of difference in the two apples”. The trees are very heavy producers with a medium to large apple, mostly crimson with numerous small dots that ripens in Sept/Oct. This particular tree was sold from Maryland all through the southeast all the way into Texas from 1890 thru 1928.
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BLACK LIMBERTWIG – This apple was introduced in 1914 at a meeting of the Georgia Horticultural society where the tree was introduced as being very resistant to fungus diseases. The apples were prized for cider & apple butter. Medium fruit covered with bright red-°©dots that ripens in late September/October. Highly Recommended!
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SHELL OF ALABAMA – The Shell originated about ten miles North of Brewton, AL in the late 1800’s. The town of Appleton was actually named from the Apple orchard created by Mr. Green Shell at the intersection of present day highways 49 & 40. The most recent Shell Apple was discovered in Santa Rosa County, FL in 2006. Needless to say this is an excellent deep south low chill apple that matures in late July /August. In North Carolina Mr. Lee Calhoun stated that his flowered in February and matured in early July.
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STRIPED BEN DAVIS – This apple is a variant of the original Ben Davis but a better eating quality apple. The Stripped Ben ripens in October/Nov and the flavor improves in storage. The apple is a medium size, tough waxy skin, mostly yellow washed with bright red and striped with a darker red. The Striped Ben Davis was listed for sale throughout the southeast from 1857-­1928

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