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Fruit Varieties Journal
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American Pomological Society

Volume 38 Number 2 Article 9 Pages: 60-63
Year 1984 Month 4
Title: The Steams Apple
Author: R.A. Nitschke
It rarely happens that a great American fruit variety virtually fails to be recorded and is not given substantial recognition in the American literature of pomology. But such has been the case with Steams,2 an apple variety first offered for sale in 1910 which still remains, in my opinion, one of the highest quality of any of my acquaintance. And except possibly for Spigold (Red Spy x Golden Delicious), a recent introduction of the New York Agricultural Experiment Station at Geneva, it may be the finest quality of all very large apples.

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