Mother, also known as Queen Anne, is a beautifully large, red apple with some yellow patches. Its flavor has been compared to the better-known Esopus Spitzenburg, although it may fall short in flavor and storage quality.
Discovered: pre-1845, Massachusetts
Mother was discovered in Bolton, Massachusetts, before 1845. It used to be a standard in many old orchards, valued for its beauty and crisp, rich, sweet-tart flesh.