Medium-large fruit, mottled and striped red over yellow. Sweet and juicy with hard snapping-crisp texture. Top quality in September. Improves steadily in storage. Unusual because it ripens in early fall yet keeps up to seven months in the root cellar.
First of the many excellent University of Minnesota introductions to receive large-scale commercial attention, now has a huge following. Rivals Black Oxford as our bestselling apple. Probably best planted north of Massachusetts; less suited to warmer districts.
Tends towards annual bearing. Relatively small low-vigor upright spreading tree. Above-average scab resistance. Blooms mid-late season. Z3. Maine Grown. (Standard: 3–6' bare-root trees; semi-dwarf: 2½-5' bare-root trees; dwarf: 2–5' bare-root trees)
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