York is a large deep red and lop-sided apple, streaked and spotted in green-yellow. Its flesh is creamy colored, coarse, and juicy, with a bright and puckery sweetness. Yorks are harvested throughout early October to December, and they sweeten during their long storage life. York is an excellent fresh-eating, baking and cooking apple, especially good for applesauce, cider, jams, and dried apples.
Discovered: Early 1800s York, Pennsylvania
York was named for its birthplace in York, Pennsylvania, in 1820. Found as a chance seedling, this multipurpose apple is one of the top ten varieties grown, although rare in New England.