Historic References to Cider in "Old Southern Apples"

Historic References to Cider in Lee Calhoun's book, Old Southern Apples

Apple Variety
Quote

Abram

“useful for cider”
American Golden Russet

“high sugar content”

Arkansas Black

“sprightly subacid”

Black Limbertwig

“apples prized for cider”
Buckingham

“useful for cider”

Calvin

“mainly used as a brandy apple”

Cain

“The Cain apple was used because it was so juicy.”

Cannon Pearmain

“excellent for…cider”

Carolina Red June

“makes a good early cider”

Critt    

“a sour apple good for jelly and vinegar”

Durham

“flesh firm, crisp acid”

Fallawater

“The Fallawater was used also.”

Fameuse

“high-quality dessert, cooking and cider apple”

Gilpin 

“Warder (1867) remarks on the richness of its juice”
Gravenstein

“fruit that is good for fresh eating, cider”

Grimes Golden

“excellent for cider, which ferments to 9 percent alcohol”

Harris 

“crisp, juicy, acid to subacid”

Harrison

“an old cider apple”
Hewes Crab

“ slightly astringent…holds its carbonic acid.”

“most celebrated cider apple”

Honey Sweet  (Honey Cider)

“good dessert and cider apple”
Ingram

“excellent for cider”

Joe Little

“flesh soft, juicy, brisk subacid”
King David    

“apple good for cider…”

King Tom

“spicy, subacid flavor”

Leather Coat

“flesh mildly acid”

Longfield

“flesh crisp, briskly subacid”
Mary Reid

“flesh…crisp, juicy, briskly subacid”

Mattamuskeet

“flesh…juicy, slightly acid”

Milam

“Seldon Lam would press the Milams into cider.”

“crisp, Juicy, …subacid”

Mother

“excellent for…cider”

Myers’ Royal Limbertwig

“Herbert Myers says it makes the best cider he has ever tasted.”

Newtown Pippin        

“a clear high-quality cider”
Park’s Pippin

“suitable for…cider”

Phifer

“flesh acid”

Potomac

“flesh firm, tart”
Roxbury Russets

“often used for making cider”

Shell

“culls were used for making…cider”

Smith’s Cider

“juicy, crisp, mild subacid”

Snuff  

“flesh firm, crisp, acid”

Sour June

“flesh crisp, juicy, acid”

Tolman Sweet

“a good cider apple because its juice has a high specific gravity”
Vandevere

“high quality cider”

Winesap

“Southern cider apple” 

“the most favorite cider fruit in West Jersey”

Winter Jon

“excellent for cider and jelly”

Yates  

“Southern cider apple” 

“The juicy apples make excellent winter cider.”

Yellow Bellflower

“The fruit is excellent for…cider”