USDA identification images for Horse
The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.
Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.
- 22 Aug 2019 Billy CampbellTENNESSEE, United StatesThe Horse (Hoss) apple originated in Washington Co Tn in the late 1700s. It was developed by Jacob Hoss.
- 09 Dec 2018 AnthonyGEORGIA, United StatesMy grandfather was born in Georgia in 1895. He once told me that if you had a Horse Apple tree and a Yates Apple tree you'd have all the apples you'd ever want. I used to have a Horse Apple tree and it made apples every year... until it died in a drought. In August when the apples were so hot you'd think they were going to bake on the tree, but one day they would reach perfection, and the flavor was indescribably wonderful.
- 14 Dec 2014 Eleanor JenkinsNH, United StatesI 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 Karen SpencerTX, United StatesJim, to find this variety try Bighorsecreekfarm.com They are an heirloom apple tree (do their own grafting) located in North Carolina. Good luck! Karen in Central Texas
- 20 Nov 2014 JimAL., United StatesThis 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.
Spring blossom records for this variety
- 10th April 2020 - tree owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
- 15th April 2019 - tree owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
- 11th April 2018 - tree owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
- 1st April 2012 - tree owned by Ryan in Cumming, United States
Harvest records for this variety
- 3rd week August 2020 - tree owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
- 4th week August 2019 - tree owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
- 4th week August 2018 - tree owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
- August 2015 - tree owned by Roger in Madison Heights, United States
- Species: Malus domestica - Apple
- Originates from: Missouri, United States
- Introduced: 1872
- Country of origin: United States
Where to buy fresh fruit
The following orchards grow Horse: