Twenty Ounce

Tart
Discovered 1840s Origin unknown
Parentage Unknown
Harvest Midseason
DESCRIPTION

Also known as Eighteen Ounce and Cayuga Red Streak, the Twenty Ounce is large and heavy, with little indentations or bumps on its skin. It is a yellowish-green apple with orange highlights. Its flesh is pale yellow, firm, tender, juicy, and tart. It is better as a cooking than fresh eating apple, and it has a fairly short storage life. Look for the Twenty Ounce in September and October.

HISTORY

The origin of the Twenty Ounce is unclear. It may have first been found in either Connecticut or New York in the 1840s.

This apple is grown at 2 New England orchards