Inside the apples have tender, somewhat juicy yellowish-white flesh tinged red at the core, with a sweet but mild flavour.
Ripens in July.
For fresh-eating or cooking.
William’s Favorite Apples were discovered around 1750 on a farm belonging to a Captain Benjamin Williams in Roxbury, Massachusetts.
They were introduced in 1830 by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, who named it William’s Favorite.
In the second half of the 1800s, the apple became popular in the American south.
Literature & Lore
“This variety [Bell’s Early] and William’s Favorite bring high prices in this market.” — Mason, Charles. Report of the Commissioner of Patents for the year 1853. Agriculture. United States Dept. of Agriculture. Washington: A.O.P Nicholson, Printer. 1854.