Stayman is a high-quality dessert apple. Tree yields large, firm, wine-spicy fruit with a deep red color. Fruit makes a gorgeous addition to fruit bowls and gift baskets. Stores well.

First raised by Dr Stayman of Leavenworth, Kansas, USA in the 1860s.  The variety gained some commercial popularity in the USA, having been promoted by the famous Stark Brothers Nursery, primarily for its culinary value.

Although originating in Kansas, it is often associated with Virginia, where it is still quite widely grown in pick-your-own orchards.  It is believed to be a seedling of Winesap and is often known as Stayman’s Winesap.