Definition of Stayman in US English:


(also Stayman Winesap)


  • An apple of a deep red variety with a mildly tart flavour, originating in the US and used for cooking and as a dessert apple.

    • ‘Other varieties like the Empire, Ida Red, Goldrush and Stayman Winesap are available already picked in the market, along with products like apple dumplings, apple cider, applesauce and apple butter.’
    • ‘Many of the good kinds are finished by December, but Winesaps or Stayman Winesaps probably are still good.’
    • ‘Those who go for the blue-ribboned fruit trees pick the sour apples like Stayman Winesaps.’
    • ‘Many varieties of apples are used, including Jonathans, Winesaps, Staymans, Pippins, and Delicious apples.’
    • ‘Begin with a tart-sweet apple like Gravenstein or Newton Pippin, then mix in spicy McIntosh with Gravensteins or winy Staymans with Pippins.’