The Limbertwig group (there are at least a dozen Limbertwig varieties) was known throughout the South as dependable, heavy cropping, and distinctly flavored. It’s hard to describe the flavor, but it is definitely good! The origin of Limbertwigs is lost in history but mentions go back to the late 1700s and was probably from near the James River in Virginia. Royal Limbertwig is especially known for its fine aroma in apple butter, pies, and cider. Resistant to all the major diseases.