From the founding of Jamestown to the time of Washington and Jefferson, every plantation owner made cider, drank cider, and bragged about his cider.
FALLAWATER is also called Tulpehocken, Talpahawkins, Formwalder, Mountain Pippin, Green Mountain Pippin, Prim's Beauty of the West, Pine's Beauty of the West, Pound, Winter Blush, Kelly, Brubaker and Molly Whopper. Large in size and globular in form, it is usually green-skinned turning a yellow-green on ripening. Beach in Apples of New York, Volume I, Page 125, in 1905 wrote: "Color red tinged with yellow. Origin Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Hovey referred to it in 1856 as having been known and cultivated for many years." It was described in 1842. Usually the skin is flushed a dull-red to a bright-red with russet dots, and the white flesh is tinged green. Very mild in flavor, the flesh of this dessert apple is coarse, crisp and tender, with a slight sweetness. A triploid, it is a regular bearer, and there have been reports that under very favorable conditions, the fruit will grow to 6 inches in diameter. The tree is a vigorous grower, the bark is a dark-red, and the coarse, shiny and large leaves are sharply serrated. It is subject to cedar apple rust. Ripening takes place over a few weeks in August.
- Late Summer - August
- Pollen Sterile