From the founding of Jamestown to the time of Washington and Jefferson, every plantation owner made cider, drank cider, and bragged about his cider.
CROW'S EGG is of unknown origin and was noted in 1832 by Kendrick. The pale yellow or greenish skin has a bronze blush and russet dots, and the whitish flesh is crisp, tender and juicy. Sometimes it is nearly covered with a dull, dark-red blush. Oblong in shape, it conically narrows at the calyx end and the basin is shallow and irregular. The core is large. A spreading and vigorous tree with long, slender, crooked branches, the medium-sized fruit is round to ovate in shape with a long, slender stem. In Central Virginia,it is sometimes called Raven Egg, and is often confused with Black Gilliflower. In Australia, many speculate that Crow's Egg could be a parent of Granny Smith. It makes an outstanding eating apple and ripens in late September and early October.
- Early Fall - September
- Mid Fall - October