Sheep’s Nose

Sweet Tart

Sheep’s Nose, also known as Black Gilliflower, may not be a particularly good fresh-eating apple, but it purees into a tasty, smooth sauce. It is a handsome, dark-colored apple, tall and ribbed, and, as its name implies, it has a crown like a sheep’s nose. It is a long-storing apple that ripens September to October.

Discovered: 1700s, Connecticut

Parentage: Unknown

Harvest: Midseason


Sheep’s Nose was discovered in Connecticut in the 1700s, pre-Revolutionary War.