Yates- Now Available
Yates is an old southern apple and that is saying something. Yates has been offered in nursery catalogs for over 130 years. This wouldn’t be so if it weren’t an exceptional apple. Know as Yates,Yates Winter, Red Warrior, Jates and Ferguson Late it was discovered in 1844 in Fayette County Georgia
Yates is a smallish apple that ripens late and keeps very well without much care. Properly thinned it will size up nicely but left to its own it will remain small. The ripe fruit will hang on the tree into November and December which is a trait deer hunters appreciate.
The fruit is red over a yellow background, juicy, tender texture that is sub acid and aromatic. Yates eats well, cooks well and makes an excellent and superior cider.