Ralls Janet

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'Ralls Janet' is an apple cultivar that is also known by many other names.[1] It has been used extensively in modern apple breeding, and has several commercially important offspring.[1] It was grown at Monticello by Thomas Jefferson.[2] It has been said that the name derives from Edmond-Charles Genet, a Frenchman who gave cuttings to Thomas Jefferson, who then passed them on to Virginia nurseryman M. Caleb Ralls, but this claim was not made until about 100 years after the apple became known and may not be accurate.[3]

'Ralls Janet'
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SpeciesM. pumila
Cultivar'Ralls Janet'


Names and spellings that have been used for this apple cultivar include:[1] Genet, Geneton, Geniton, Gennetin, Genneting, Ginet, Indiana Janetting, Jefferson Pippin, Jeniton, Jennett, Missouri Janet, Never Fail, Neverfail, Ralls Genet, Raul's Genetting, Raule's Genet, Raule's Janet, Raule's Jannating, Rawl's Janet, Rawle's Genet, Red Never Fail, Red Neverfail, Rock Remain, Rock Rimmon, Rockremain, Rockrimmon Rowle's Janet, Royal Janette, Winter Genneting, Winter Jounetting, Yellow Janette.


  1. ^ a b c "Ralls Janet", National Fruit Collection, University of Reading and Brogdale Collections, retrieved 18 October 2015
  2. ^ Hatch, Peter J. (1998). The Fruits and Fruit Trees of Monticello. United States: University of Virginia. ISBN 0-8139-1746-8.
  3. ^ Beach, S.A.; Booth, N.O.; Taylor, O.M. (1905), "Ralls", The apples of New York, 1, Albany: J. B. Lyon, pp. 270–272

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