Mr. Editor: Having frequently been asked for a list of winter apples, adapted to the Southern and Middle States, I herewith send yon a list that may be relied on; a part of them originated in Virginia and North Carolina: -


Medium Bice, dull red stripe, peculiar, agreeable aromatic flavor, will keep till May, a great bearer.

Beverly's Red

Rather large, red, very good.

Cast House

Medium, red, long keeper, fair quality.


Large red, good bearer, one of the best.

Hewe's Crab

Small, superior for winter cider, a great bearer.

Watch's Crab

Rather large, lively red, flesh very white, fine grained, makes a fine white cider in January, in the spring it is one of the best eating apples, very juicy and sweet, will keep till June.

Holady's Sbedlihg

Large, yellow and russet, flesh a little coarse, very tender and juicy, a good keeper, one of the very best.

Rawle's Janetting

Large, stripe on a yellow ground, well known as rich and juicy, bears and keeps well, and one of the best.


Rather large, dull red, and yellow, a regular and good bearer when kept in dry sand, to prevent shrivelling, until March; it is a rich, tender, juicy apple.

Leather Coat

A great bearer, and keeper, quality fair.


Red, rather a shy bearer, until the trees are fully grown, quality very good.


Large, greenish yellow, quality very good, great bearer.

Brooke's Pifput

Very large, yellow, flesh very tender and juicy, keeps well until spring, great bearer; the best.

Prior's Red

Large, irregular stripe, spotted and russet, the best.

Long Island Russet

Large, keeps pretty well.

Strawn's Seedueo

Large striped, good bearer, very good.

Bell Pree

Large, greenish yellow, very good.

Albemarle, Or Mountain Pippin

Very large, greenish yellow, very tender and juicy.

C. C. Wellpord

Rather small, handsome yellow, very tender, rich and juicy, will keep till June; the best.

Winter Queen

Handsome stripe, good for early winter.


Dull stripe, a great bearer, keeps well, very good.

Wine Sap

Large, dark red, a good and early bearer, very good.

The Late Gale At The East

A gentleman of Hartford, Conn., weighed a branch of a tree that had been broken by the weight of ice upon it, and found that it weighed eleven pounds. The ice was then melted off, and the branch weighed only half a pound. This great proportion of ice accounts for the destruction of trees and branches.