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GRANIWINKLE is described by Cox in A View of the Cultivation of Fruit Trees, 1817, as: "...of moderate size, in form rather oblong. . .the skin is dark red, somewhat rough . . . the flesh a dead sweet, very rich, of a yellow colour. The cider produced from this apple resembles a syrup in its taste and consistency. It originated in New Jersey and got its name from a farmer who cultivated it. It is usually mixed with the Harrison for making cider of a superior quality." The skin is a greenish-yellow, flushed red, and striped and splashed with a rich sweet flavor. The core is very small. Once, Graniwinkles were used for livestock feed. The vigorous tree grows upright and spreading and bears heavily. It ripens in September.

Ripening Period

  • Early Fall - September