|Discovered||1861 Excelsior, Minnesota|
|Parentage||Cherry Crab x unknown|
Wealthy is a fragrant red heirloom variety with wide red striping. Its white flesh, sometimes stained with red, is sweet, crisp, and juicy, and tart with a hint of strawberry. Its skin tends to be tough. Wealthy is a good pie, sauce, and cider apple. Harvest is early August to mid-September.
Minnesota farmer Peter Gideon grew the first Wealthy from seed of Siberian Crab in 1861 and named it after his wife, Wealthy (Hull) Gideon. Although it has decreased in popularity, a century ago, Wealthy was one of the nation's five most popular apples, as well as a prized New England variety.