LADY (1 tree).
Oldest named apple variety.
Originally called "Api" for the Etruscan, who developed it in the first century A.D., Still known as pomme d'Api in France.
Eaten in ancient Rome.
Grown in the orchards of Louis XII, Louis XIII, and Louis XIV, at Orleans.
Used in decorations in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia.
In colonial times a Christmas treat for children.
Grown by Henry David Thoreau.
Delicate sauces, garnishes, and on cheese plates.
Good eaten fresh, in cider.
Harvested late October through early December.
Keep for months.