American Beauty

Sweet Tart
Description

American Beauty is a large apple, sweet and aromatic with slightly chewy flesh. It has dark red streaks or blush over yellow-green skin, with some russeting. Its dense, cream-colored flesh is coarse and juicy, and it has a complex, spicy flavor with a hint of honey.

Discovered: 1850s Sterling, Massachusetts

Parentage: Unknown

Harvest: None

History

American Beauty, also called Sterling Beauty, was probably discovered at Sunny Crest Orchards in Sterling, Massachusetts, in the 1850s by O.V. Hills.