Semi-Dwarf on M-111 rootstock.
Chill hours: 800-1000
Harvest: September 5 - September 20
Looks: Green underneath golden brown russet skin, with red highlights. Creamy yellow flesh. Oddly shaped and somewhat small.
Personality: Aromatic, crisp and sweet. Use for dessert, cider and sauce.
Facts of note: Considered by many as the best tasting apple. It is thought to be related to Nonpareil but has no other known relatives which is thought to account for its unique flavor. This is one of the few Old World apples grown in America. The cultivar came from a tree planted by Dr. Ashmead in Gloucester, England in the 1700s. Great for eating fresh, cider making, and baking. Stores up to 4 months in the refrigerator. Regular pruning and and thinning is a must.
Pollination:Partially self-pollinated, does much better with pollenizer
Apples are generally late blooming. Need full sun, well-drained soil, and moderate fertility. Thin fruit to maximize quality and size. Susceptible to codling moth, apple scab, powdery mildew, and gophers. Generally cross-fertile, which means that the variety is not pollinated by itself, but by a different variety of the same fruit. Three or more varieties are best. Harvest 4th - 5th year.
Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties -- Mulberry, Pecan, Persimmon, Quince, and Walnut -- that will not arrive until mid-January. If you order any of those varieties along with varieties that arrive in mid-December, your order will be delayed for shipment until mid-January unless you ask us to split your shipments and agree to pay any additional shipping charges resulting from two separate shipments.
Check out our Fruit Tree Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.