Kinnaird’s Choice Apple (Malus domestica ‘Kinnaird’s Choice’) is a species of apple tree that originated in Franklin County, Tennessee. Discovered in 1855 by Michael Kinnaird, this apple tree produced crisp, dark red apples that have sometimes been called the “the finest apple[s] grown in middle Tennessee” (source). The fruit ripens in September and October, but is tastiest when if left in storage for a few months, and is thought to be ideal for desserts and for making apple cider. It is also believed by botanists to be a cross between a Winesap (also the believed parent of the Arkansas Black Apple Tree) and Limbertwig. Kinnaird’s Choice Apple Trees are resistant to things like mildew, blight, and woolly aphids.

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