Buncombe Apples were mentioned by John A. Warder (1812-1883) in his 1867 book, “American pomology: apples.” Their origin is presumed to be Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA sometime in the 19th century. Buncombe are medium to large-sized, tallish apples. They have smooth yellow skin flushed with deep dark red. Inside, they have yellowish, tender, sweet, juicy flesh.