From the founding of Jamestown to the time of Washington and Jefferson, every plantation owner made cider, drank cider, and bragged about his cider.
HARRISON is a famous 19th century American cider apple, believed to have been extinct. Known in the early 19th century, Downing in 1846 reports it to have come originally from Essex County, New Jersey. "New Jersey is the most celebrated cider making district in America, and this apple...has long enjoyed the highest reputation as a cider fruit. Ten bushels make a barrel of cider. The tree grows thriftily and bears very large crops." Medium in size and round to oblong in shape, the yellow skin has black dots, and the yellow flesh is coarse and dry. It ripens in October in Virginia. Makes "a high colored cider of great body."
- Mid Fall - October