From the founding of Jamestown to the time of Washington and Jefferson, every plantation owner made cider, drank cider, and bragged about his cider.
WESTFIELD SEEK-NO-FURTHER has the synonyms Seek-No-Further, New England Seek-No-Further, Connecticut Seek-No-Further, Marietta Seek-No-Further, Red Seek-No-Further, Red Winter Pearmain, Signifinger, and Westfield. It was known in Massachusetts as early as 1796, but likely originated some years before. Medium in size and conic to truncate-conic in shape, the greenish-yellow, dull skin is flushed orange with carmine stripes, and russet dots and patches. The shaded fruit is often irregularly russeted all over, with little color showing. The yellowish-white flesh of this dessert apple is crisp, tender and juicy with a highly distinctive aroma and a mildly astringent flavor, contributing to its distinctive taste. A bluish bloom covers the surface. The vigorous tree has straight shoots and the medium-sized and medium-green leaves are ovate in shape with sharp distinct serrations. They are prominently folded and reflexed. Westfield Seek-No-Further stores well, hangs long on the tree, and ripens in late September and early October.
- Early Fall - September
- Mid Fall - October