Kinnard's Choice: Ripe September and October. This is a splendid apple for the early winter months. Fruit medium to large; skin yellow, almost covered with dark red; flesh yellow, fine grained, tender. No. 13.
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"Fruit medium to large, roundish to slightly oblate, slightly conical, sides sometimes unequal; skin thick, tough, yellow almost covered with dark red when exposed to the sun; dots numerous, small to large, light colored; stem medium length, sometimes by a lip, in a wide, deep, russeted cavity with the russet extending out over the top of the apple; calyx closed; basin large, deep, furrowed; flesh yellowish, moderately fine-grained, crisp, tender, juicy, somewhat aromatic, mild subacid. Ripe October—March and "at its best in January" in the mountains, but ripens in mid-September in central North Carolina." Calhoun, Creighton L. Old Southern Apples. Blacksburg, Va: McDonald & Woodward Pub. Co, 1995. Print.