Antique Apples / Antique Apples come in many colors, sizes and shapes

Golden Russet

Golden Russet

  • Origin: 1845, New York. Attractive, golden colored apple with a honey flavoring. Good versatile apple for eating, cooking and cider.   
Ribston Pippin

Ribston Pippin

  • Origin: 1707, United Kingdom. This is the most famous variety from the English county of Yorkshire. Juicy apple with a strong aromatic flavor.
Kandil Sinap

Kandil Sinap

  • Origin: Early 1800s, Russia. A most unusual apple with its tall oblong shape and round base. Apple is sweeter, but also has nice acidity.
Pink Pearl

Pink Pearl

  • Origin: 1944, California. What makes this apple unique is pink flesh inside its pearl colored skin. Apple is on the tart side. Use it to make some pink applesauce!
Rambo

Rambo

  • Origin: 1500's, France. A large attractive apple that has been popular in America since Colonial times. A highly desirable dessert apple with fine, crisp juicy flesh.
Blenheim Orange

Blenheim Orange

  • Origin: 1740s, United Kingdom. Nutty flavored sweet apple. Its softer texture makes it good for applesauce. One of most popular English apples in its day.
Tolman Sweet

Tolman Sweet

  • Origin: 1822. Late summer apple known best as a baking and cider apple. The unique aspect of this apple is the "suture line" that develops along its side.
Cox's Orange Pippin

Cox's Orange Pippin

  • Origin: 1825, United Kingdom. Complex flavor described with varied terms such as: spicy, honeyed, pear-flavored, and nutty. Considered "the classic dessert apple".
Saint Edmunds Pippin

Saint Edmunds Pippin

  • Origin: Late 1800s, United Kingdom. An early season gold colored russet apple with a sweet and juicy pear like flavor. A good eating and cider apple.   
Ozark Gold

Ozark Gold

  • Origin: 1970, Missouri. While not really "antique" it is a harder to find apple. Golden delicious-like apple with a sweet honeyed flavor.   
Zabergau Reinette

Zabergau Reinette

  • Origin: Early 1800s, Germany / Belgium. A bronzed russet apple with a sharp flavor that leaves a sweet yet nutty flavor in your palate.      
Sheepnose

Sheepnose

  • Origin: 1951, United Kingdom. Also known as Black Gilliflower. Oblong, conical ribbed fruit that has a dark red skin deepening to almost black. Good for drying.
Esopus Spitzenburg

Esopus Spitzenburg

  • Origin: Before 1790, New York. Thomas Jefferson's favorite, this small, crisp, red apple has a unique flavor most apples cannot match. Good keeper.
Holstein

Holstein

  • Origin: 1918, Germany. Good tasting eating apple. Likely a seedling of Cox's Orange Pippin, the apple has similar but stronger and sharper flavor than a Cox's.
Northern Sweet

Northern Sweet

  • Origin: 1849, Massachusetts. A rare variety, the mid-season green-yellow apple is juicy and as the name implies, is very sweet.

What is an
Antique Apple?

It is an apple that our ancestors grew and enjoyed. The origins date back in time, with varieties from the 1600s, 1700s, 1800s and early 1900s. They come from many foreign countries, as well as many states here in America.


The flavors are a tasty treat; an experience to remember for years. They are very unique, and some varieties are extremely rare. Eat them sliced and you will be in for a gourmet experience. Enjoy the wonderful aroma, which will enhance the delightful tasting fun of every apple.