Stayman

Let Me Call You Sweet-Tart, Consumers Sing the Praises of Virginia Stayman Apples

For those in the know, Virginia Stayman apples are a connoisseur's delight. Their distinctive sweeet-tart flavor, snappy bite, satisfying texture and crimson color have made them a favorite since their discovery by Dr. Stayman in 1866.

The Virginia Stayman is an ideal, all-purpose apple. As a snack, it gets high praise for its robust taste and firm, crisp flesh. The Stayman's large conical shape holds up well under heat, making it perfect for baking and cooking.

Locally grown Virginia Stayman apples have the advantage of just-picked freshness to make them a memorable treat.


Apple fans look forward to Virginia Stayman apples:
Great flavor, crisp texture
* Distinctive sweet-tart taste
* Firm texture
* Crisp snap with every bite

Versatility - All purpose
* Ideal for baking and cooking
* Makes outstanding applesauce and apple butter
* A delicious snack or quick bite on the run

Virginia Staymans
* Locally grown so your customers know they're fresh


Old time favorite offers opportunity for today's retailers:
Freshness
* Locally grown for freshest flavor
* Quick delivery from Virginia orchards

Convenience
* Packed in tray packs or
* Shipped in bags, bins or bulk
* PLU stickering available

Availability
* Mid-October through March


General Characteristics


  • Parentage: Possibly a Winesap seedling
  • Origin: United States 1866
  • Ripening period: Late season
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Triploid: Triploid
  • General disease resistance:  
General characteristics courtesy of OrangePippin.com

The following Virginia orchards grow this variety

    --- Albemarle County ---

  • Carter Mountain Orchard

    Charlottesville
    (434) 977-1833
    www.cartermountainorchard.com
  • --- Amherst County ---

  • Rock Hill Orchard

    Monroe
    (434) 384-4039
  • --- Bedford County ---

  • Johnson's Orchards & Peaks of Otter Winery

    Bedford
    (540) 586-3707
    www.johnsonsorchards.com
  • --- Botetourt County ---

  • Ikenberry Orchards

    Daleville
    (540) 992-6166
  • Kinzie (R.M.) Orchard Company

    Troutville
    (540) 992-1733
  • Layman Orchards

    Daleville
    (703) 992-2687
  • Nichols Orchard -- "The Apple Barn"

    Troutville
    (540) 992-3551
  • --- Carroll County ---

  • Ayers Orchards

    Cana
    (276) 755-4126
    www.ayersorchards.com
  • Berrier Farms, Inc.

    Cana
    (276) 755-4959
  • --- Fauquier County ---

  • Stribling Orchard

    Markham
    (540) 364-3040
    www.striblingorchard.com
  • --- Frederick County ---

  • Hill High Farm and "The Pumpkin Patch"

    Winchester
    (540) 667-7377
    www.thepumpkin-patch.com
  • Marker-Miller Orchards Farm Market

    Winchester
    540-662-1391 OR 662-1980
    www.markermillerorchards.com
  • Richard's Fruit Market

    Middletown
    (540) 869-1455
  • Virginia Farm Market

    Winchester
    540-665-8000
    www.virginiafarmmarket.com
  • --- Madison County ---

  • Graves Mountain Farm

    Syria
    (540) 923-4231 or (540) 923-4638
    www.gravesmountain.com
  • --- Nelson County ---

  • Dickie Brothers Orchard

    Roseland
    (434) 277-5516
    www.dickiebros.com
  • Drumheller's Orchard

    Lovingston
    (804) 263-5036
    www.drumhellersorchards.com
  • Fitzgerald's Orchard

    Tyro
    (434) 277-8248
  • Silver Creek and Seamans' Orchards, Inc.

    Tyro
    (434) 277-5824
    www.silvercreekseamansorchards.com/
  • --- Rappahannock County ---

  • Jenkins Orchard

    Woodville
    (540) 987-8192
  • Thornton River Orchard

    Sperryville
    (540) 987-8585
    t-r-orchard.com
  • --- Roanoke County ---

  • Reed Orchard

    Bent Mountain
    (540) 929-4516
  • --- Rockingham County ---

  • Showalter's Orchard & Greenhouse, LLC

    Timberville
    (540) 896-7582
    www.showaltersorchardandgreenhouse.com

Key Virginia Varieties

Cameo

A modern sweet variety, reminiscent of Red Delicious.


Empire

One of the best McIntosh-style apples, with a good sweet vinous flavor, and easy to grow.


Fuji

Developed in Japan, but an all-American cross of Red Delicious and Ralls Janet. A very attractive modern apple, crisp, sweet-flavored, and keeps well.


Gala

One of the most widely-grown apple varieties, with a sweet pleasant flavour, and good keeping qualities.


Ginger Gold

An attractive yellow apple from Virginia


Golden Delicious

Undoubtedly one of the most important apple varieties of the 20th century, both as a commercial variety in its own right, and as breeding stock for many other varieties. Very good flavor when picked from Virginia trees.


Granny Smith

The most instantly-recognized of all apples, and perhaps Australia's most famous export.


Honeycrisp

Sometimes marketed as Honey Crisp, this is a crisp, and predominantly sweet, modern variety from the USA. It was developed by the University of Minnesota specifically for growers in cold climates, and is one of the most cold-hardy of apple varieties.


Idared

Idared is notable for its exceptional keeping qualities. It has a pleasant mild but undistinguished apple flavor.


Jonagold

A very popular commercial variety, with a good flavor. Inherits many of the good qualities of its parents Jonathan and Golden Delicious.


Jonathan

A classic American variety, and widely regarded as one of the best flavored with a good sweet/sharp balance. A precocious and productive tree in US apple-growing regions.


Nittany

Crisp, juicy yellow flesh tart apple, 3 to 3.25 inches in diameter. About 50 to 90% of the surface is covered with a dull red color. Shape is truncate to conical. Good eaten fresh but also good choice for a cooking apple as it holds its shape when cooked.


Pink Lady®

One of the best-known modern apples.


Red Delicious

One of the most famous American apple varieties, a sport of Delicious, known for its bright red color.


Rome Beauty

An extremely attractive and productive red cooking apple, widely-grown in North America.


Winesap

Often known as Virginia Winesap, a tart small apple, and like many US heirloom varieties, keeps well in store.


York Imperial

Good cooking/baking apple and excellent keeper.