Semi-dwarf on M-111 rootstock.
Chill hours: 700
Harvest: October 5 - November 1
Looks: Yellow-green skin.
Personality: Firm, crisp, slightly tart, superb flavor.
Facts of note: Dave Wilson's Taste Test Top Scorer. Favorite in colder regions. Late harvest, its a good keeper and famous for cooking, great fresh or dried. For peak flavor and acid/sugar balance, wait to harvest until until cheeks are yellowish-green. The flavor improves over storage and the apple will taste better 1 to 2 months later versus straight off the tree. One of the oldest American apple varieties being introduced to England from America in the 1750's.
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.