- DescriptionThomas Jefferson grew this variety at Monticello and it is said to have been one of his favorite types of apples. It is considered one of the best eating apples in America. It originally came from New York in the 1700s.
The Scott Farm has been in active cultivation since 1791. The farm's present orchardist, Ezekiel Goodband, has had a lifelong passion for apples. His search for old varieties has taken him to abandoned orchards throughout New England and as far as Kazakhstan, the birthplace of apples. The orchard now contains 90 heirloom and unusual apple varieties. (from Scott Farm Orchard)