Twenty Ounce

Sweet Tart
Description

Also known as Eighteen Ounce and Cayuga Red Streak, the Twenty Ounce is large and heavy, with little indentations or bumps on its skin. It is a yellowish-green apple with orange highlights. Its flesh is pale yellow, firm, tender, juicy, and tart. It is better as a cooking than fresh eating apple, and it has a fairly short storage life. Look for the Twenty Ounce in September and October.

Discovered: 1840s Origin unknown

Parentage: Unknown

Harvest: Midseason

History

The origin of the Twenty Ounce is unclear. It may have first been found in either Connecticut or New York in the 1840s.