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Horse apple

Last updated 04 Jul 2011.

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14 Dec 2014 
I have a Horse apple tree on standard root stock that is about thirty years old. I am looking for the history of this variety. It was purchased from a Lawson's Nursery in Ballground Georgia, I think.

09 Dec 2014 
Jim, to find this variety try They are an heirloom apple tree (do their own grafting) located in North Carolina. Good luck! Karen in Central Texas

20 Nov 2014 
This apple was common and much used for drying and for pies in this region. Excellent tart flavor. This is the first mention of it that I have seen in print. I and several others that I know would love to buy some of these trees to get them started again in this area. I hope this web site will show me where I can find them.

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Greenish yellow in color usually with a pink blush. The fruit is medium to large. It is very tart until fully ripened. Firm white flesh white stained red. A little tough, sprightly, subacid, aromatic.


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Originates from: Missouri, United States
  • Introduced: 1872
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1743

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Latest Spring blossom records for this variety

2018 season

  • 11th April  2018  - tree owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States

2012 season

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

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Latest harvest records for this variety

2018 season

  • 4th week August  2018  - tree owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States

2012 season

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