Sweet & Tart
Discovered 1918 Germany
Parentage Cox's Orange Pippin x Unknown
Harvest Midseason

Grown from a seedling of Cox's Orange Pippin, Holsteins are a yellow apple with red streaking. The sweet and juicy cream-colored flesh is coarse-textured yet firm, making it a good pie apple. Harvest Holsteins, a good keeper, in late September.


An apple of German descent, the name Holstein comes from the name of the region of the country. It was first grown in 1918 and has been a favorite fresh-eating dessert apple ever since.