Fruity aroma, sweet, reliable; an exceptional heirloom apple from Iowa in 1892. Many doubt and turn their nose up at this variety but when homegrown and tree-ripened it is actually quite crisp, juicy and tasty. Makes quite good apple butter, but not a pie apple. We include it for two reasons: we have seen it produce exceptionally large, delicious and good quality fruits even on neglected trees here in Central KY, attesting to it’s resilience and disease-resistance, and, people want it and ask for it. A solid home-orchard and commercial choice and time-tested variety.
Ripening: Late Season.
Uses: Fresh eating, apple butter.
Resistant to: Highly resistant to Cedar Apple Rust. Some resistance to Mildew and Fireblight,
Pollination: (Flowering Group 4) Pollinated by: Golden Delicious, Fuji, Pink Lady, Enterprise, Goldrush, Granny Smith, Grimes Golden, Honey Crisp, King David, Pristine, Redfree, Wolf River, Freedom, Winter Banana
Rootstock: M111 Semi-Dwarf
Plant Size: 1-year old, typically unbranched, 4-5 ft tall, Bare-Root Tree