Limbertwig s a category of apple more characterized by the distinctive flavor than the tree form, shape or color of the fruit. The earliest description was an advertisement in a 1798 Virginia newspaper: Limbertwig; James River Limbertwig, branches drooping or pendant; the fruit is of a greenish color with a blush next to the sun; the flesh very juicy and pleasant at maturity. Winter. It keeps a long time. Some distinction has been made of black, red, and green limbertwigs, and there are many named ones: Appalachian, Brushy Mountain, Victoria, Royal, Swiss and Virginia. Vintage Virginia Apples has two limbertwig cultivars. The Black Limbertwig (also known as Old Fashioned Limbertwig) likely originiated in the late 18th or early 19th century. It is a good keeper that is good for eating fresh, making pies and cider, and has a somewhat rough-skinned greenish-yellow skin with a red blush. We also have Victoria Limbertwig, which has not yet produced fruit for Vintage Virginia Apples.