Porter is a greenish-yellow aromatic apple with a crimson-orange blush, its cream-colored flesh as tender and sweet as it is juicy. Porter is a good all-purpose and cider apple, and it retains its shape and flavor when cooked making it especially good for canning. This variety is ready for picking in late August to September.
Discovered: 1800 Sherburne, Massachusetts
Harvest: Early Season
Porter was introduced in 1840 in Sherburne, Massachusetts. The Rev. Samuel Porter first nurtured this apple and is its namesake, although the parentage of Porter is not clear. This variety has been popular in the South.