Discovered 1952 Ohio
Parentage Jonathan x Red Delicious
Harvest Late Season

Holly, as red as the holly berry, is a large cone or sometimes square shaped apple. The sweet, crisp flesh is creamy white and juicy. This multipurpose apple is ready for harvest in early October and is a good keeper.


Holly was developed in 1952 by the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center by crossing Jonathan and Red Delicious. It is less likely than its Delicious parent to become mealy in storage and is slightly tarter.

This apple is grown at 1 New England orchards