|Neutral ||Big_Red ||On Dec 15, 2004, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:
(of N. Georgia)
Over the years there have been numerous varieties of old southern apples named "Spice"which originated in small local communities or regions but never gained much attention outside their areas of origin. Calhoun lists several examples of these in his book, including Virginia Spice, Spice Sweet, Early Spice, Cumberland Spice, and Winter Spice. The Spice apple of northern Georgia was made available to the public by our friend Joyce Neighbors of Gadsden, Alabama. It is an old family apple dating back over 100 years. It is a fine fresh-eating apple and makes great apple pie. An early apple variety, ripening in July-August.