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Ben Davis Apple

Malus domestica 'Ben Davis'
  • Summary
  • Hardiness Zone & More

Ben Davis was one of the most widely grown apples after the Civil War.  It is a large red-striped fruit with hard, course, white flesh.  It is known as an exceptional keeper, reportedly lasting into June and July.  It ripens late and is a good pollinator for other apples.  Hardy to Zone 3.  It has some disease resistance.

Alternate names: Baltimore Pippin, Baltimore Red, Baltimore Red Streak, Carolina Red Streak, Kentucky Pippin, Kentucky Red Streak, New York Pippin, Virginia Pippin, Hutchinson Pippin, Joe Allen, Red Pippin, Victoria Pippin, Victoria Red, Red Streak, Funkhouser

Ben Davis is known by many names because it was so wide-spread thoughout the nation.  It originated in Arkansas in 1880 and still was grown in areas into the 1960s.  It is one of the parents of Cortland.

Fruit Characteristics
Growth Rate/Habit
Harvest Period
  Late fall
Other Attributes
  Aromatic
Site Requirements
  Full Sun
Skill Required