Twenty Ounce

Sweet Tart

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


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