Fine fruit is the most perfect union of the useful and the beautiful that the earth knows.
MARY REID is one of many apples known only to a small community or to a family, handed down through generations. This one was grown by several families in southern Caswell County, N.C., where David Vernon (New Centruy Farm) grew up. A good eating apple, fantastic for cooking, and it dries well. Medium in size and can vary on the same tree. Skin is green with a definite red on the sunny side and is sometimes striped. Flesh is white, fine-grained and somewhat tart. It ripens over at least five weeks from late July to early September.
- Mid Summer - July
- Late Summer - August
- Early Fall - September