* sweet/tart tangy flavor
* excellent eating apple, especially a month after harvest
* excellent baking
* excellent sauce
* stored properly, will keep until St. Patrick's Day
Another popular heirloom variety, Winesap is a superb all-purpose variety. For long-term storage, select fruit that are free of any cracks on the surface. If you plant a Winesap tree at home you'll need two other varieties to pollinate it as its pollen is self-sterile. Neighboring crabapple trees will suffice if you don't have the room for other trees.