Late Summer. Thought to be of 17th-century Italian or German origin. Brought to the U.S. in the early 19th century. By 1880 it was the most popular summer apple in Maine.
Fruit is medium to large, irregularly round, asymmetrical, usually ribbed. Thin tender skin, striped with yellow, red and orange. Tender crisp aromatic richly flavored juicy firm tart flesh. Outstanding eating and cooking.
Rated “very good to best” by Beach in The Apples of New York. Probably the most famous of all summer apples and usually considered the best of all pie apples. Still commonly grown in Nova Scotia, northern California, Oregon and Washington.
Large vigorous productive tree with a nearly perfect wide-angle branching habit that requires practically no training. Ripens over several weeks. Too tender for colder areas of New England. Blooms early. Triploid: not suitable for pollinating other varieties. Z4-7. Maine Grown. (3-6' bare-root trees)