BEN DAVIS Another old processor -- there were a million Ben Davis trees in Dad's area back in the hills of Southern Illinois 60 years ago!! Very hard. Quite dry -- worthless for cider. Makes a brilliant yellow sauce.Traditional base for apple butter. Susceptible to apple blotch.
GRANNY SMITH Australia's famous green apple. An excellent processor. Tree is somewhat compact.
NITTANY A daughter of York Imperial -- much like her mother, but better is about every respect. Nittany is slightly larger, not quite so lop-sided, a little less sensitive to fire blight, slower browning, better keeper. Much less prone to internal corking, the major problem with York. An excellent processor, comparable to York, and I think a really good eating apple.
NY 674 Of particular value because it just doesn't brown when peeled. NY 674 slices remain firm and crisp when processed.