Semi-dwarf on M-111 rootstock.
Chill hours: 800-1000
Harvest: September 20 - October 10
Looks: Medium-sized ripe fruit hangs on the tree until frost; fruit stored properly keeps until April. Skin partly to almost completely russeted, varying from grayish-green or greenish-yellow to an attractive golden brown with orange highlights.
Personality: Crisp, aromatic, subacid, creamy yellow flesh with great flavor and legendary sugary juice.
Facts of note: Winter hardy, vigorous tree, bears mostly on the tips of branches. Good disease resistance. This is one of the few apple varieties that makes a delicious single variety cider, it is also a wonderful addition to cider blends. Apparently originated in New York as a seedling of English Russet sometime in the 1700s.
Pollination: Partly self fruitful, biggest crops with cross-pollination.
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.