From the founding of Jamestown to the time of Washington and Jefferson, every plantation owner made cider, drank cider, and bragged about his cider.
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