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Semi-Dwarf on M-111 rootstock.
Chill hours: 800-1000
Harvest: October 5 - October 25
Looks: Large to very large green and red in patches and stripes with a brown russet extending from the base.
Personality: Coarse, crisp, juicy, creamy white flesh is richly flavored, sweet-tart to subacid, and highly aromatic.
Facts of note: A favorite in cold regions. Highly esteemed cooking and pie apple, in fact, the apple retains its shape when cooked. Outstanding dessert quality as well. This apple was introduced in the Netherlands in the 1850s.
Pollination:Sterile pollen, pollenizer required.
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 3rd year.
Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties -- Almond, Mulberry, Walnut, Persimmon, and Jujube -- 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.