This section is from "The Horticulturist, And Journal Of Rural Art And Rural Taste", by P. Barry, A. J. Downing, J. Jay Smith, Peter B. Mead, F. W. Woodward, Henry T. Williams. Also available from Amazon: Horticulturist and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste.
This very fine and beautiful Southern Seedling Apple originated in Macon County, North Carolina, among the Cherokee Indians, in the vicinity of Nickajack Creek, from which the name is taken. It was first brought into notice by Silas McDowell, Esq., of Franklin, North Carolina/a most industrious and enthusiastic pomologist, who sent me scions and specimens of the fruit four years ago. It is one of the best of our winter apples, keeps well until April, and, grown at the North, will no doubt keep till Jane or July. Size, large. Form, rather more oblong than flat Skin, smooth. Odor, dark-reddish purple to a lighter brownish" red, striped on an olive-green foundation. Stalk, short - about 1/2 inch. Flesh, yellow, subacid, and very palatable.
JOHN R STANFORD, Clarksville, Geo.
CAROLINA WINTER QUEEN APFLE. 2., NICKAJACK APPLE NC.