Scott Winter

Sweet Tart

Scott Winter is a medium-sized apple with an oblate, conical shape. It has dark red to maroon mottled striping over a light green skin, which is smooth and thin. The creamy-colored flesh is juicy, crisp, and light. Before they are fully mature, Scott’s Winter are good cooking apples due to their high acid content. When fully ripe, they are a fine dessert apple with a nice balance of sugar and acid.

Discovered: 1864 Newport, Vermont

Parentage: Unknown

Harvest: Late Season


Scott Winter was found as a seedling in 1864 on the Scott farm in Newport, Vermont, five miles from the Quebec border. Dr. Thomas H. Hoskins (1828-1895), physician, horticulturist, writer, and first American orchardist to plant and promote McIntosh, tested the hardiness of Scott Winter, and wrote about and promoted Scott Winter in his many horticultural papers and articles. The parentage of Scott Winter is unknown. This highly aromatic apple ripens in November, and like most late season apples, it keeps well in cold storage.