November 2, 2018

As part of this series on different apple varieties, a selection of hybrids and chance seedlings is included to show the creativity of Mother Nature as well as the skill required by the hands that mimic her habits. One such apple of chance parentage, but which rocketed...

October 26, 2018

GoldRush (or Gold Rush; Goldrush) very well lives up to its name: It may even be worth its weight in the coveted medal. Although originating out of collaboration between multiple agricultural experiment stations, the GoldRush apple traces its heritage back to the  Purd...

September 14, 2018

There truly may not be a more important apple to the heritage of the United States than the humble Winesap. While the origins of this apple are unknown, written record provides evidence of this cultivar far back into the colonial period. It is primarily attributed to N...

September 9, 2018

The Liberty, as a cultivar, originates out of New York State. The first seedling was produced in 1955 by crossing Macoun with Purdue 54-12, which was an effort to introduce resistance to apple scab. This resistance to disease is where the name Liberty came from: It sig...

July 6, 2018

The humble apple. With over 7,500 different varieties worldwide, this simple fruit seems to have its place in nearly every culture. And with each region comes special breeds that have been adapted over time for the express purposes of that culture and region. One of th...

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