This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Among the interesting fruits in the Iowa collection was the Wealthy apple, a seedling of Minnesota, from seed brought from Maine by Peter E. Gideon of Bangor. It stands the severe climate of Minnesota when so many others succumb. It is very large, red, somewhat inclined to be striped, of a pleasant tart flavor. In a climate that will give little else than Siberian crabs, it must be not only an "acquisition" but a positive luxury among the apple kind. Its parentage is uncertain, but from its hardiness and appearance we should suspect a relationship to Alexander.