Davey, a Mac-type apple, is red with some light yellow striping. Its peel is characterized by small greenish dots called lenticels. Like McIntosh, the sweet-tart Davey is very juicy and crunchy. Davey is harvested in September and is a better keeper than the Mac.
Discovered: 1928, Massachusetts
Parentage: McIntosh x Unknown
In 1928, Davey was discovered by and named after Stearns Lothrop Davenport of Creeper Hill in North Grafton, Massachusetts. As secretary of the Worcester County Horticultural Society, Davenport is credited with saving from extinction at least 60 heirloom apple trees in the state, Davey being one. Davey became available commercially in 1950.