Origin: Nickajack apples originated near Nickajack Creek, Macon County, North Carolina, United States, possibly being grown by the Cherokee Indians. Recorded in 1853 but reports suggest its existence late 1700s. One of only a handful of apple varieties which will often reproduce true from seed.
Appearance: Nickajack are medium to large-sized apples. They have greenish-yellow skin with orange red to dark red blushes, dotted with white. Inside, the apple has firm, coarse-grained, crisp, juicy off-white flesh, slightly green under the skin.
Taste: Aromatic with a brisk sweet flavour.
Article by Georgia Curry