Sweet Tart

Grown from a seedling of Cox’s Orange Pippin, Holsteins are a yellow apple with red streaking. The sweet and juicy cream-colored flesh is coarse-textured yet firm, making it a good pie apple. Harvest Holsteins, a good keeper, in late September.

Discovered: 1918 Germany

Parentage: Cox's Orange Pippin x Unknown

Harvest: Midseason


An apple of German descent, the name Holstein comes from the name of the region of the country. It was first grown in 1918 and has been a favorite fresh-eating dessert apple ever since.