Semi-dwarf on M-111 rootstock.
Chill hours: 800
Harvest: August 3 - August 20
Looks: Striped red over yellow skin. White flesh. The color his highly variable and becomes mostly red with a pink cast if grown in good light.
Personality: Fruit is crisp and juicy with an aromatic flavor.
Facts of note: Stores very well, 5 months or more. Great sub-acid flavor and crispness. Winter hardy, vigorous tree, introduced by the University of Minnesota in 1990, that requires heavy thinning.
Pollination: Requires a pollenizer. Empire, Gala, Granny Smith and Red Delicious are good choices.
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 -- 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.