From the founding of Jamestown to the time of Washington and Jefferson, every plantation owner made cider, drank cider, and bragged about his cider.
SPICE OF OLD VIRGINIA is something of a mystery. Tom Burford believes it may be Olde Towne, which dates back to the 17th century. There are a number of Spice apples grown throughout the southern states in the 19th century. Henry Morton of Tennesee had this cultivar, and noted that it makes wonderful apple butter, richly aromatic and flavorful. Vintage Virginia Apples looks forward to fruiting and testing this apple.