The comprehensive resource for apples and orchards

Stayman apple



First raised by Dr Stayman of Leavenworth, Kansas, USA in the 1860s.  The variety gained some commercial popularity in the USA, having been promoted by the famous Stark Brothers Nursery, primarily for its culinary value.

Although originating in Kansas, it is often associated with Virginia, where it is still quite widely grown in pick-your-own orchards.  It is believed to be a seedling of Winesap and is often known as Stayman's Winesap.

Last updated 01 Mar 2012.

Rate this variety for flavor

Current rating: 4.5 out of 5. Total votes cast: 22
 

Visitor comments

(Use the form at the bottom to add your own comments about this variety)

26 Nov 2013 
Staymen's winesap was very popular in the dairy region of south central New Jersey when I was a child. Absolutely yummy, hard, crisp and juicy not very pretty color but who cares. Took two forevers to bake but the result was outstanding. In washington there was an orchardist in Kennewick who had a few trees and I always bought from him . When he died the kids took out all those old fashioned trees for more popular ones. Have not been able to find the staymen's since.


04 Sep 2013 
The Stayman makes outstanding apple butter.


15 Nov 2012 
I tasted this apple the first time this year and luckily can get more. I love this apple.


28 Sep 2012 
These are super crisp apple that keep well. I have been a Macintosh only apple eater for 45 years, until now. After having a Stayman right off the tree in Charlottesville, VA, I'm hooked.


18 Sep 2012 
I love this apple m atter of fact I have been traveling from Florida to NC just so I can get this apple to bring home. It also makes the best applesauce and apple pies my husband just loves this apple.


18 Sep 2012 
When the stayman-winesap is "right," it is definitely my favorite apple. It has just the right tartness and snap when you bite into it.


24 Jan 2012 
I love a crisp semi tart Stayman apple.



Add your comments about this variety

Have you tasted this variety ? Do you agree or disagree with our tasting notes ? Enter your comments below. Please tell us your name (just first name if you wish) and email address, and if possible the nearest city. Your name and location, but not your email address, may be published on this website. All comments are reviewed before publishing.

Your email   required
Name   required
City   optional
State / County   optional
Country    required
Comments
Password   Create a password for your account
Organisation   optional
Security question: What is the 1st or 2nd word of the name of this website (in big letters in the banner of this page)?
Answer
We send 2-3 newsletters per year, please let us know if you would like to receive them. Rest assured that we do not buy or sell email addresses - for more details see our privacy policy.
Newsletters

An old American dual-purpose apple variety, popular in Virginia. Descended from Winesap, and in most respects an even better apple.

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Possibly a Winesap seedling
  • Originates from: United States
  • Introduced: 1866
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1213
  • Some historical details taken with kind permission from 'The New Book of Apples' by Joan Morgan and Alison Richards , illustrated by Elisabeth Dowle, published by Ebury Press, 2002.

Identification

  • Flesh colour: Yellow to Very Yellow
  • Fruit size: Medium

Using

  • Harvest period: Late season

Growing

  • Cropping: Good
  • Flowering period: Mid-Late season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Triploid
  • Pollinating others: Poor

Climate

  • Chilling: Low-chill
  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
  • Climate suitability: Warm climates

Disease resistance

  • Cedar apple rust  - Some resistance
  • Fireblight  - Some susceptibility

Relationships to other varieties

Parents and other ancestors of this variety:

References and further reading about this variety

  • Cedar-Apple Rust  
    Author: Stephen Vann, University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture (FSA7538)
    Rated as susceptible - control usually needed where CAR is prevalent.

Fruit tree register

Do you have a tree of this variety in your garden or orchard? If so please register the details here and contribute to our international register of fruit trees.

The following Stayman trees have been registered - click the name to view more details of each tree.

You can also view these trees on a map.

United States

Australia



Latest Spring blossom records for this variety

2012 season

  • 1st April  2012  - tree owned by Ryan in CUMMING, United States

2011 season

  • 10th May  2011  - tree owned by J. in PLEASANT VIEW, United States

2010 season

  • 3rd May  2010  - tree owned by J. in PLEASANT VIEW, United States

2009 season

  • 4th May  2009  - tree owned by J. in PLEASANT VIEW, United States

Record your blossom dates in our Fruit Tree Register - more >>.

Latest harvest records for this variety

2012 season

    2011 season

    • October  2011  - tree owned by J. in PLEASANT VIEW, United States

    2010 season

    • 3rd week October  2010  - tree owned by J. in PLEASANT VIEW, United States

    2009 season

    • 3rd week October  2009  - tree owned by J. in PLEASANT VIEW, United States

    Where to buy apples

    United Statesmap >


    Canadamap >






    Sign in | Register

    Varieties you viewed


    Top 10 Varieties

    Top 10 highest ranked varieties

    Top 10 most voted on varieties


    Events


    ©2014 Orange Pippin Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Website by: Amarsys and Black Twig
    You may not reproduce any of the content of this website withour our express permission.
    We do not accept any liability for loss or damage incurred as a result of any errors in the content of this website.