Why you should be excited

Stayman is a 19th century apple popular in the U.S. south that's closely associated with its parent, Winesap.

The story of Stayman

Still popular today in the U.S. south, Stayman is a 19th century apple closely associated with its famous likely-parent: Winesap. So closely associated that confusion sometimes results when people refer to this variety as Stayman Winesap or Stayman's Winesap. Which leads some people to wonder if it's the same apple as Winesap. But it's definitely not.

A multi-purpose apple, Stayman is currently most popular for fresh-eating, was originally marketed primarily as a cooking apple and is reputed to also make fine cider.

You can clear up any risk of identity confusion for yourself by giving the multi-talented Stayman a try and not worrying about its relationship with that other apple...

Stayman Facts

Its origins

Discovered in Leavenworth, Kansas, USA, 1966.

Flavour, aroma, texture

Tender and finely-textured, yet firm and crisp. Tart and spicy flavour.


A medium-sized roundish apple with greenish-yellow skin mostly covered with a dark red blush. Sometimes with dots of russet, too.

When they’re available

Late season (usually in late October).

Quality for fresh eating


Quality for cooking


Keeping ability

Good (3 months or more when kept refrigerated).