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Red Winter Pearmain

RED WINTER PEARMAIN is also called Batchelor, Buncombe, Bunkum, Jackson's Red, Kisby's Red, Powers, Red Fall Pippin, Red Gilliflower, Red Lady Finger, Red Vandevere, Robertson's Pearmain, Southern Fall Pippin and Tinson's Red. Its origin is unknown, but it may have come from Buncombe County, North Carolina, and was described in 1867 by Warder. Medium to large in size, and rectangular to conic in shape, the smooth yellow skin is almost entirely flushed maroon with indistinct stripes and large light dots. This dessert apple has whitish-yellow flesh that is tender, juicy, and subacid to slightly sweet, with a pronounced aroma. Red Winter Pearmain or Buncombe, as it was popularly known in the Middle Atlantic States, stores for a short period and ripens in September. 

Ripening Period

  • Early Fall - September